42. Celebration of Eid al-Adha in the muslim world

15.09.2016 12:15

Men, women, and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer in a large congregation in an open waqf ("stopping") field called Eidgah or mosque. Affluent Muslims who can afford it sacrifice their best halal domestic animals (usually a cow, but can also be a camel, goat, sheep, or ram depending on the region) as a symbol of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only son. The sacrificed animals, called aḍḥiya (Arabic: أضحية‎‎), known also by the Perso-Arabic term qurbāni, have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice. This tradition accounts for the slaughter of more than 100 million animals in only two days of Eid. In Pakistan alone nearly ten million animals are slaughtered on Eid days costing over US$3 billion.

The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

This feast is the Muslims' most sacred / important and could be compared to our Christmas celebration. But it is anything but peaceful. The animals are of course halal slaughtered and have to suffer terribe horror and pain before they die. Blood gushes out and color large areas red. Children and young people participate in this horror experience. What is celebration for Muslims is like being in hell for normal feeling people. This is not something we should ignore. It must be shown, so it can be condemned by more people.

Below are video links from Youtube.

Warning! Extremely disgusting!

[HD] [Graphic] Slaughtering of Cow During Eid Ul Adha in Bangladesh:



Animal Slaughter : camel killed on Eid - graphic warning:






Cow gets slaughtered on eve of Eid ul Adha 2014, Cairo: