UG: GMSA Prez. explains difference between Eid-ul-Adha, Eid-ul-Fitr

Radio Univers
Radio Univers
3 Min Read

President of the University of Ghana Muslims Association, Mohammed Nurudeen has spoken on the importance of Eid-Ul-Adha celebrations on the life of Muslims.

In an exclusive interview on Campus Exclusive, Mohammed Nurudeen explained that Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to thank Allah for the strength to fast during Ramadan whereas Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated as a festival of sacrifice of cattle and sheep.

“Ramadan is where we fast for 30 days. After the 30 days, we do a small celebration. That is what you call Eid-ul-Fitr. To thank Allah and then to celebrate for him, for the opportunity to go to these 30 days of fasting and then thank him as well. So three months after Eid al -Fitr is Lulhija. That is the last month. And then on the tenth day of the month, we do Eid al -Adha. That is when we kill cows and sheep and then goats and camels sometimes.”

Mohammed Nurudeen went on to highlight the importance of celebrating Eid-ul-Adha to Muslims.

“So, it is firstly a religious obligation that we Muslims we observe. It is a divine instruction that we observe a festival like this. This is the last month of the Islamic year. We call it Zul ‘Ijah. So, we do these kinds of sacrifices and then prayers. We thank Almighty Allah for his blessings and all the goodness he has bestowed upon us throughout the year. We also do this to remember [Abraham] and then to draw inspiration from his unwavering faith and submission to Allah.”

He added that the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha helps to guide Muslims in their faith.

“We also do this to bring unity and then commune our spirits. During this time, we celebrate and then worship God together. And also, it gives us a clear indication that we are Muslims. And then we are more Muslims than the tribe that we are.”

Eid-Al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice is celebrated by all Muslims across the globe. Muslims observe Zul ‘Ijah, a religious obligation, as it fulfils divine instruction.

The last month of the Islamic year involves sacrifices and prayers to thank Allah for blessings and goodness.

The celebration commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience, as he sacrificed his son Ismail to Allah. Muslims remember Ibrahim’s unwavering faith and submission and celebrate together.

Story by | John David Afeti| 

Share this Article
Leave a comment