September 12, 2016, NY — TAA’s member organizations and interfaith groups organized several events across the country celebrated the annual festival of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)– the holiest of the two Muslim holidays marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. The organizations also used this time to engage with communities in fellowship and dialogue.
The religious holiday, which begins on the 10th day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim — also known as Abraham to Christians and Jews — to sacrifice his son before God stayed his hand. Muslims also use this time to slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor. The holiday begins on the 10th day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, during the hajj pilgrimage.