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Eid Mubarek


Eid Al Aha, Mnt Arafat AFP Image

Eid Al Aha, Mnt Arafat – see BBC article

Today is Eid Al Adha, the festival of Sacrifice, commemorating Ibrahim/Abraham’s willingness to Sacrifice his son. It marks the end of the Hadj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca).

This year it comes one day after the New Year holiday in Ethiopia.

There is a long tradition of intermingling of the faiths in Ethiopia. Maybe it dates to the early years of Islam when persecuted followers of new faith took refuge in Ethiopia (referred to as the First Hijra or Migration). Upon hearing their beliefs the Ethiopian king agreed to give them refuge. As a result Ethiopia holds a special place in the history of Islam.

Eid Mubarak to all celebrating the festival of sacrifice today.

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