The Islamic Foundation of the Maldives has announced plans to slaughter a “considerable number” of goats to celebrate Eid al-Adha, in keeping with the sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The sacrificial ceremony will be held around 8:30am at Maafannu Madharusaa following Eid prayers, the Foundation said in a press statement.
The slaughtering will be carried out by Sheikh Adam Naseem (BA), Sheikh Mohamed Moosa, Sheikh Ahmed Moosa, Sheikh Ahmed Maumoon, Sheikh Izzaddeen Adnan, al usthaaz Ahmed Nizam and many other dignitaries, the Foundation stated.
The Foundation invites all its members, their immediate families, special guests and all Muslim brothers and sisters to a feast prepared from the meat, tonight at 8:30pm.
Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims annually on the 10 day of the Zulhijjah, the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar, the Foundation explained.
“The sacrifice commemorates the willingness of Abraham (AS) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Ismail) as an act of obedience to the Command of Allah, before He intervened to provide Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead.”