JUBA – South Sudan Muslims believers gathered this morning at Medan Zahara in country’s capital Juba to perform Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) prayers.
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the holy Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God.
During Eid Al-Adha, Muslims sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows.
Eid-al Adha is one of the two most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, with prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals.
Sheikh Juma Saad, former presidential advisor on Islamic affairs called on South Sudanese to embrace peace during the Eid Al-Adha festival.
“We have gathered here today to celebrate this Eid Al-Adha in Juba and as South Sudanese; we want peace to prevail in this country,” Juma told Sudans Post this morning.
Juma used the occasion to appeal to IDPs and refugees to return home for Eid celebration.
“We want our brothers and sisters in refugee camps and in Diaspora to come back home. This is your home, there is no country sweeter than home so that next year we can celebrate Eid Al-Adha together,”
“This celebration is not for Muslims only, it is for all of us because this to commemorate Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God,” he added.
Gibril Robo Kamanda said, “I am calling upon South Sudanese Muslims brothers to embrace peace during this celebration of Eid Al-Adha”.
Kamanda explained that Eid Al-Adha is all about prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals.
“Lets us share goats, sheep, and cows together with our families as we celebrate this important event today in Juba,” Kamanda told Sudans Post.