The Festival of Sacrifice and Unexpected Eid Blessings

Being part of a community of worshipers is an integral part of being a Muslim, and of course my kids and family will always, God willing, attend Eid prayers and go to the parties afterward. In the future, though, we're going to take time to ... well, to breathe in the blessings that God has given us. Religious holidays are more than parties and candy and toys -- they are blessings. ...more

I agree. At least for me the improvisational aspect removed the pressure for things to go a ...more

Eid Al Adha - A Muslim festival at the conclusion of Hajj

The Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime-pilgrimage to Mecca, the place in Saudi Arabia where Muhammad declared Islam and the site of the Kaaba, the most sacred site of Islam. (It is toward the Kaaba that Muslims face during prayer.) The Hajj (pilgrimage) is required of all Muslims who are physically and financially able at least once in their lifetimes. ...more