What sacrifice is all about
JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL
Eid Al Adha, literally the holiday of sacrifice, is upon us, and it is time to remind believers what the holy occasion truly means.
The holiday marks the end of Hajj, when Muslims from the around the globe flock to Mecca, the holiest place in Islam, for worship and meditation. Millions of Muslims perform this obligatory religious duty. Performing Hajj is also one of the five pillars of Islam that Muslims must perform at least once in their lifetime.
That said, as the name of Eid Al Adha says, it is the occasion to renounce worldly things for the less fortunate and the needy. Giving alms, food, shelter and even emotional comfort to the sick and wounded are also traditions of the religious occasion that true Muslims must observe.
True, many Muslims seize upon the occasion to indulge themselves in worldly pleasures, like buying new clothes, indulging in lavish meals or making trips to tourist spots within and outside the country.