Eid al-Adha, also called the “Sacrifice Feast”, is one of the two great holidays in Islam, celebrated on the 10th day of the 12th month of the Muslim calendar Zul-Hijjah all over the world. Eid al-Adha honors the act of submission to the Gods commands. Within this holiday Muslims recall the great humility and the God-honoring.
One feature of the feast of Eid al-Adha is that in this day and for the next three days Muslims perform a sacrifice and then donate the meat to relatives, friends, and to the needy and poor people. Thus, the great feast symbolizes compassion and unity, concern for fellows, and compassion for those in need.
“Sacrifice Feast” for Muslims is the time of manifestation of obedience to the Allah, the appreciation to the Almighty for the given blessings, the time of deep spiritual joy, and unity with coreligionists.
The Saudi Club at CUW put on an event September 17 with the Saudi club at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for all Saudi students in Milwaukee to celebrate this day.
“The Saudi club at CUW and UWM worked so hard to make this event happen we just want the students feel like home when they see all these Muslims in one place and celebrating this event,’’ Saudi Club President Naif Abduljabar said.
Abduljabar sent an invite via Facebook so all the Saudi students knew about all the details about this event.
The history of this holiday contains a big lesson for Muslims, it is an example of the patience and humility. It shows to all the believers that they all will receive relief and mercy from the Almighty for the displayed merits.