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The Celebration of Sacrifice ‘Eid Al-Fitr’ for Muslims and ‘Korban’ for Jews and ‘Muslims’?

The Celebration of Sacrifice ‘Eid Al-Fitr’ for Muslims and ‘Korban’ for Jews and ‘Muslims’?

I've done search after search of the word 'korban' and Muslims, and truthfully didn't find a whole lot, although I found a lot about 'korban' under the Jewish religion.  After reading both they are almost identical religious practices, 'Sacrifices', as they are in the slaughter of their meats whether it is 'halal'  or 'Kosher' as I've tried to point out in another post and  I'll try to show you the similarities  in this post too.  Shera~
The Celebration of the Sacrifice", or Eid Al-Fitr

Eid-al-Fitr in United States

Quick Facts

Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

Local names


Eid-al-Fitr 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eid-al-Fitr 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
List of dates for other years
Many Muslims in the United States celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.

What do people do?

Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday that involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations. Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents.  Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.
Some Muslim groups in the United States campaign for schools in some parts of the country to allocate Eid al-Fitr as a day off without being penalized on Eid al-Fitr. For example, the Coalition for Muslim School Holidays, which is a group of more than 80 religious and ethnic organizations, have been lobbying to have the two Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhadesignated as days off in New York City schools.

Public life

Eid al-Fitr is not a federal public holiday in the United States. However, many Islamic businesses and organizations may alter their business hours during this event. There may be some congestion around mosques around this time of the year.

Show gratitude to Allah (SWT) through korban, Muslims told

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
MUSLIMS were reminded yesterday to show gratitude to Allah SWT and be considerate towards animals which have been selected for the Aidil Adha korban (sacrifice) ritual.  In a talk delivered during a korban ceremony at the Ministry of Communications, Ustaz Muskrisman Safari Hj Mustapha, an officer from Islamic Da'wah Centre, cited a firman from Allah SWT to explain that when Muslims are grateful and show this gratitude to Allah SWT, He would provide them with more rezeki (blessings).

"And when we demonstrate kufur (disbelief), then we will discover azab (punishment)," he said.

He added that performing the korban ritual in Islam is a sign that Muslims are using their rezeki towards the path of Allah.

"From Surah Al-Kauthar, it was said that Allah has given Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) a number of bounties or gifts and has commanded our prophet to pray to demonstrate his gratitude," Ustaz Muskrisman Safari said.

He also said that Allah SWT has asked us to show consideration when slaughtering animals by using sharp tools to completely cut the two main blood vessels.
"When Allah ordered Prophet Ibrahim (as) to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail (as) has asked his father Nabi Ibrahim to tie his legs tightly so he would not feel pain and to use sharp, cutting instruments so he would die quickly," the ustaz said, explaining that being considerate is a feeling of empathy towards those being sacrificed.

"Splattering the blood of the korban is also a waste because this reduces pahala (reward)," he said, "so it is better to let the blood flow continuously."

Korban In Definition



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