American Muslims were relieved Eid al-Adha didn’t fall on September – 11 hoax!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff
September – 11, though a pure hoax engineered by all anti-Islamic forces operating in the USA, is feared, as expected by the rouges who perpetrated Sept-11 and invasions of energy rich Arab nations, among others, by global Muslims. Had Sept—fell on Sept-11 the anti-Islamic nations would have undertaken a terror attacks on Muslim nations and killed many more thousands of Muslims across the world.
The position of Muslims in America, where the Sept-11 was staged, would have been awkward. Fortunately, Eid al-Adha fell on the next day and Muslims celebrated the auspicious day by praying peacefully.
The enemies of Islam would have been angry that Muslims have celebrated the Sept—11 and invaded the reaming energy rich nations in west Asia.
US Muslims are relived that the Eid was not on the devastating Sept-11 hoax.
Eid al-Fitr commemorates the end of Ramadan, the month in which the first verse from the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. In this celebration, Muslims are obligated to offer charity to the less fortunate before they head out to the special morning prayers.
Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Muslim pilgrimage, the once-in-a-lifetime mandatory trip to Saudi Arabia, where pilgrims perform a five-day group and individual ritual in the country’s holiest cities Mecca and Medina.
Tens of thousands of US Muslims, like their brethren all over the world, marked Eid al-Adha – one of two annual celebrations — the other is Eid al-Fitr — observed by Muslims throughout the world – with feasts, prayers and giving.
The Islamic calendar consists of 12 months. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in the first day of Shawwal, which is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th of Dhul al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the calendar. Both holidays are celebrated about the same way. Observers wear their best clothes for morning prayers.
As with each important date in the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world turned their ears last week to hear reports about the sighting of the September crescent moon in anticipation of Eid al-Adha, one of their most important holidays. If people sighted the moon on the first day of the month, the holiday would have taken place on Sept. 11, a coincidence that stirred fear among Muslim-Americans- the prime target of enemies of Islam in USA. Muslims felt if the festival occurred on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, it might trigger a backlash.
There aren’t actually specific dates for them. Like all other important dates in Islam, both holidays are based on the lunar calendar. This means, each month begins with the naked-eye sighting of the new crescent moon. And because the Islamic calendar year is consistently shorter than the Western solar calendar year, Eid days shift each year. For example, Eid al-Adha fell on Sept. 24 in 2015 and on Oct. 4 in 2014.
After the prayers, observers often celebrate with traditional festive foods and sweets with their families. Kids are taken to visit other family members, the Mall of America and other local attractions.
During Eid al-Adha, some Muslims seek out a farm where they can sacrifice animals, though most people give money to the needy instead. The celebration can last up to three days — but in the Western countries, people usually go back to their regular work schedules the next day.
The signature celebration in Eid al-Adha is the slaughtering of sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, when he thought it was God’s command. But later, as the story goes, God provided him with a lamb, which Ibrahim sacrificed in place of his son. In US Minnesota, for instance, the slaughtering of animals isn’t as common as it is in the Muslim World. Instead, observers give money to help the poor and needy.
Many in the Muslim community were relieved when religious authorities in the Middle East confirmed that Eid al-Adha — an Arabic phrase for Feast of the Sacrifice, which commemorates the end of the annual pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia — was instead scheduled on the day after the 9/11 anniversary on Sept-12 .
Perhaps, the enemies of Islam are disappointed and unhappy that the Islamic festival did not happen on Sept-11.