By Rita Houari - FEZ
By Rita Houari – FEZ
Moroccan are celebrating the Eid Al-Adha today. Moroccans from all walks of life attach a particular importance to this holiday. Most people make sure to spend it with their families.
Eid al-Adha is an important religious holiday during which Muslims honour the willingness of prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismail as an act of submission to Allah’s command and his son’s acceptance of being sacrificed, before Allah intervened to provide Ibrahim with a lamb to sacrifice instead.
The day of Eid El Adha, Moroccans perform certain services along with the Eid prayers, such as sacrificing their best halal livestock, like a sheep, cow, goat or camel, in the name of God. The sacrifice is an obligation for affluent people who can afford it. Muslims are required to share one-third of the meat with friends and neighbors while donating one-third or more to the needy.
MWN is delighted to share with its readers some aspects of this holiday in Morocco.
Breakfeast – Sweets and food delight of Eid’s morning.
Curiosity” – A little child, watching from a distance the slaughter of the sheep.
Wonders” – Mixed feelings, the child try to get closer, want to be part of the atmosphere, to help his mother. But continue to step back, as he’s afraid to get stains of blood on his white clothes.
Skinning – Complete
Steaming intestins, for easy cleaning.