Crimean Muslims will celebrate Eid al- Adha

11 October 2013 10:25
Simferopol (QHA) - On October 15-18, Crimean regions will celebrate the Muslim holiday of sacrifice Eid al- Adha. The press secretary of the Committee of Muslims of Crimea Ayder Adzhimambetov said this to QHA. The celebration will begin with the morning prayer, which will be held in all mosques of Crimea. Acts of sacrifice will be held with the support of local and foreign sponsors, in particular from Turkey. Mufti of Crimea Emirali Ablayev will personally attend the celebration in Pervomayskiy district of Crimea. Note: Eid al Adha (also called Feast of the Sacrifice) is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of the annual Hajj to Mecca. Affluent Muslims who can afford, sacrifice their best halal domestic animals (usually a cow, but can also be a camel, goat, sheep or ram depending on the region) as a symbol of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only son. The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the other third is given to the poor and needy.