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Eid is also about spending time with family and friends, sacrifice, and thanksgiving for being able to afford food and housing. In traditional or agrarian settings, each family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a sheep, goat, cow, or camel, by slaughter (though some contemporary Muslims do not sacrifice an animal as part of their observance, it is still a very popular tradition, even in Muslim communities in Europe). The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family eats one third, another third is given to other relatives, friends or neighbours, and the other third is given to the poor as a gift.

Eid al-Adha"Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God, but instead was able to sacrifice a ram (by God's command).

While those who have made the pilgrimage have special reason to be joyous, Muslims around the world join in to celebrate during the three-day festival of thanksgiving. The wearing of the finest clothes, and a visit to the local mosque for special prayers, is usually followed later by big family or community dinners, and special sweets & treats for children.

Four thousand years ago, the valley of Mecca was a dry and uninhabited placeAccording to Islamic history, Abraham was instructed to bring Hagar (Hāǧar) and their child Ishmael (Ismā'īl) to Arabia from the land of Palestine by God's command as Abraham was ready to return to Palestine, Hagar asked him, "Who ordered you to leave us here"? When Abraham replied: "Allah" (God), Hagar said, "then Allah will not forget us; you can go". Although Abraham had left a large quantity of food and water with Hagar and Ishmael, the supplies quickly ran out and within a few days the two were suffering from hunger and dehydration.

The regular charitable practices of the Muslim community are demonstrated during Eid al-Adha by the concerted effort to see that no impoverished person is left without sacrificial food during these days During Eid al-Adha, distributing meat amongst the people, chanting Takbir out loud before the Eid prayer on the first day, and after prayers throughout the four days of Eid are considered essential parts of the festival. In some countries, families that do not own livestock can make a contribution to a charity that will provide meat to those who are in need.


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