In observance of the celebration of one of the most important Islamic holy days, the Eid Mubarak, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress and current Chairman of the Collaborating Political Parties, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, has extended greetings to all Muslims, beseeching them to pray for Liberia, President George Weah and his team, and all who have been entrusted to lead the Liberian people.
“Happy Eid Mubarak to our Muslim brothers and sisters. I ask that you pray for us and our country. I ask that you beseech Allah on our behalf to grant us peace and harmony, especially now in our country’s history,” Mr. Cummings enjoined the Muslim community.
“I ask that you pray for our President and his team, and all of us given the privilege to lead our people. May Allah answer all of your and our prayers,” the opposition political leader implored.
Eid al-Adha is also known worldwide as the Festival of Sacrifice, as it commemorates Ibrahim agreeing to sacrifice his son Ishmael under the command of Allah. However before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, Allah produced a lamb for him to sacrifice instead.
As part of the festival, Muslims today may choose to sacrifice an animal such as a lamb. The meat from the sacrifice is usually divided among many people.