Muslims will be commemorating the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha (holiday of the sacrifice), the ‘biggest holiday’ in the Islamic calendar of this year 1432 of the Islamic (Hijri) lunar Calendar on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
Eid al-Adha occurs on the 10th Day of the month of Dhul-Hijja, the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual pilgrimage (Hajj) of Muslims to Mecca. — 12/10/1432 (Islamic Lunar calendar) and 11/6/2011 (Gregorian calendar).
Over 2.5 million Muslims usually 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.
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.
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.
M. Zuhdi Jasser
President and Founder