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Eid mubarak

#1
the Muslim Eid al-Adha mubarak..

"Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous." (Qur'an 16:120-121)
 

Sadik B

Well-known member
#7
By the way, Eid is an arabic word meaning "festivity" or "celebrations" and "Mubarak" used here is a manner of congratulations. So if someone says "Eid Mubarak", what he's saying is wishing you congratulations on the day of festivity! :D

Ok Trivia 2!

This is Eid ul Adha, one of only two "official" islamic festivals. (The other being Eid ul Fitr, celebrated after Ramadan). This is a day celebrated in memory of Prophet Abraham's (which the OP alluded to, through the Quran verse) love of God over and above love of everyone else, even his own son. So this day people "sacrifice" (for lack of a better word!) common farm animals (apologies to the vegetarians! :) ) and mostly distribute the meat amongst the poor and relatives (at least they are supposed to!). The occasion sees one of the single largest charity day on a mass scale within one day around the globe as meat is distributed to the poor and money from other product proceeds (like hide/skin etc) goes to charities... (again! it's supposed to!).

Hope this info helped! :D