Teaching Kids About Eid Al-Adha
As we move in to the last 10 days leading up to Eid al-Adha, we notice a flurry of things going on, as is typical this time of year:
One common theme to the emails hitting our inbox: that ‘please forgive me’ letter from people trying to clear their slates before heading off to Hajj (not that there’s anything wrong with it, I wrote one myself a few years back).
Families are getting their numbers together for the udhiyya (sacrifical animal), or how many sheep they need to slaughter for this year’s sacrifice.
Whatsapp messages are hitting people’s phone with the exact start date of Dhul Hijja (the Islamic month in which the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca occurs).
We turn down invitations for lunch because we’re fasting.
Here in Qatar, ‘labbayk Allahumma labbayk’ plays on the radio.
Things are buzzing. That spiritually charged time of year is upon us.
People are starting on a journey that most only make once in a lifetime.
It’s officially Hajj season.
(Click the photo to read the entire article over at the fabulous My Halal Kitchen)