Celebrate Sala in modesty: Bono Deputy Chief Imam to Muslim youth
Eid al-Adha, Arabic for Festival of the Sacrifice, is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr).
As the Islamic community worldwide celebrate the Eid al-Adha (Sala) festivity, the Bono Regional Chief Imam Alhaji Baba Seidu Mahammud has urged the youth to celebrate the festivity in modesty, devoid of drinking and violence.
Eid al-Adha, Arabic for Festival of the Sacrifice, is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr). It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God's command.
(The Jewish and Christian religions believe that according to Genesis 22:2, Abraham took his son Isaac to sacrifice.) Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, Allah provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, animals are sacrificed ritually.
One-third of their meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family is typically visited and welcomed.
Speaking to Soiree News, the Bono Regional Deputy Chief Imam wished all Islams happy Eid.