Eid-ul-Adha should not be about anarchy, remember to celebrate with the poor
Religion for Sunday July 10, 2022
Sheikh Hussein Hassan Yeboah, executive member of Global Islamic Point, encouraged Muslims to take advantage of this year’s Eid-ul-Adha to share what they have, especially with the poor.
He said the tenets of Islam require wealthy Muslims to divide the meat they use for the celebration into three and give one to the poor, one to family and the other to friends.
He described it as a true sacrifice and encouraged Muslims to do the same.
Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the scholar and preacher said, “Indeed times are hard and Muslims are encouraged by our practice to give to the poor. At each celebration, we will certainly give to those who can afford any type of cow, ram or even goat.
Some do not have the means to afford it and therefore will not be able to celebrate. This is why it is important that as Muslims we are instructed to divide our meat into three and give each to the poor, to family, and then to our friends.”
He explained that the holiday is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice everything for God.
He asked Muslims to emulate this and sacrifice themselves to Allah and be kind to people.
To the young people, he urged them to avoid indulging in acts of violence and lawlessness in the name of celebration.
He said the celebration should not violate the rights of others as it would go against the practice of Islam.