Sunday, November 6, 2011

Eid Al-Adha 2011

It's the first day of Eid Al-Adha holiday for 2011! And we are wide awake early in the morning!

Okay, so it has been almost a month since our We're Back blog but our blogging mojos are really taking its time on its holiday.

And in this part of the world, we get to have our 9-day holiday, almost similar to last year. It is officially our favorite holiday of the year, Eid Al-Adha!

And it's not purely because of non-working holidays. Well, for the husband, it reminds him of all the new clothes he and his sister receives during the holiday. (It is somewhat similar to our Christmas celebrations - for Christians of course!)

Yesterday, I have explained to the kids the meaning of the this Eid. This is the Feast of Sacrifice. I believe that not only Muslims should celebrate this holiday.

What is being commemorated in this feast is the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac to our Lord Almighty. Despite how much Abraham love his precious son Isaac, he intended to follow God's will and obey Him. He was about to sacrifice Isaac! Of course, God provided Abraham a sheep instead to sacrifice after realizing Abraham's full obedience to His power.

Personally, to me, it also shows how God's love for us. He will test and give us trials but at the end, He has His loving reasons.

God is love. And a little understanding of God's love will allow us human to endure sacrifices, albeit small.

I have always loved this story when I was a kid and reading Bible often. Now we get to celebrate it with my family.

Not that we are going to follow the Muslim tradition of offering a goat or sheep, but we believe that sacrifices to assist others will do the trick.

Eid Mubarak to all and may our sacrifices here on Earth be worthy to the eyes of our Creator.

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