American Islamic Forum for Democracy extends a Blessed Eid al-Adha or Holiday of the Sacrifice to Muslims Around the World
PHOENIX (October 15, 2013) – The American Islamic Forum for Democracy released the following statement to mark Eid al-Adha:
“To all of our Muslim friends, members, and supporters we at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) wish you a most Blessed Eid al-Adha.
May the commemoration of this holiday remind us of all of God’s blessings which we enjoy every day and may it also remind us of the responsibility which comes with them.
This year marks another Eid al-Adha on which the people of Syria are sacrificing all they have for freedom. As we honor this day together, we remember all of those struggling for freedom and keep them in our prayers.”
Muslims will be commemorating the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha (holiday of the sacrifice) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Eid Al-Adha, the “biggest holiday” for Muslims, occurs on the 9th Day of the month of Dhul-Hijja, the 12th month of the Islamic (Hijri) lunar calendar — 12/09/1434 (Islamic Lunar calendar) and10/15/2013 (Gregorian calendar). Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual pilgrimage (Hajj) of Muslims to Mecca.
Over 2.5 million Muslims participate annually in the Hajj (pilgrimage) which commemorates the Muslim understanding of the challenges placed upon the Prophet Abraham by God in demonstration of his monotheistic belief.
Annually, in addition to those who participate in the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims take this holiday to remember God, family, and country and thank God for health, happiness, and prosperity.
About the American Islamic Forum for Democracy
The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. AIFD’s mission advocates for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state. For more information on AIFD, please visit our website at http://www.aifdemocracy.org/.