Arafah Celebrated in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Ethiopian Muslims celebrated the Day of Arafah (Eid al-Adha) colorfully at Addis Ababa Stadium in the presence of exiled Muslim leaders and members of the Muslim Arbitration Committee.

This year's celebration is unique as the Muslim community is able to observe the day with exiled religious leaders, Addis Ababa Islamic Affairs Supreme Council President, Sheikh Muhammed Sherif Hassan.

He called upon the Muslim community to celebrate the Day with the spirit of unity, love and hard work.

He also urged them to discharge their religious duties of sharing with the poor and displaced citizens.

Assistant Secretary of Muslim Arbitration Committee, Ustaz Abubeker Ahmed said as our country is in a big path of changes, all communities should take responsibility to sustain peace, forgiveness, love, unity and development.

He added that we will work to pave the way for love, peace and unity; killing one person is counted as genocide. Muslims believe in justice, equality and love. We need to sustain current reform with our government.

The day was observed by a number of Muslims who have been exiled for many years and Seid Ahmed Mustafa is one.

I am so happy to celebrate the 1439th Eid-Al-Adha (Arafah) after 24 years in exile, told ENA.

He said currently, there is unprecedented change in Ethiopia; I have never expected to return back home to preach and pray in my country. We admire efforts of the Prime Minister and supporters of the reform for letting us celebrate this holiday together.

Arafah is among the religious holidays in Ethiopia.

The day is celebrated to honor the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael, as an act of obedience to Allah's command.

It is considered as the holier of the two Muslim holidays in the Muslim world celebrated worldwide each year.

Arafah was the Day on which Allah perfected His religion, completed His favors upon His beloved Prophet Muhammad, and approved Islam as a way of life.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

Arafah Celebrated in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Ethiopian Muslims celebrated the Day of Arafah (Eid al-Adha) colorfully at Addis Ababa Stadium in the presence of exiled Muslim leaders and members of the Muslim Arbitration Committee.

This year's celebration is unique as the Muslim community is able to observe the day with exiled religious leaders, Addis Ababa Islamic Affairs Supreme Council President, Sheikh Muhammed Sherif Hassan.

He called upon the Muslim community to celebrate the Day with the spirit of unity, love and hard work.

He also urged them to discharge their religious duties of sharing with the poor and displaced citizens.

Assistant Secretary of Muslim Arbitration Committee, Ustaz Abubeker Ahmed said as our country is in a big path of changes, all communities should take responsibility to sustain peace, forgiveness, love, unity and development.

He added that we will work to pave the way for love, peace and unity; killing one person is counted as genocide. Muslims believe in justice, equality and love. We need to sustain current reform with our government.

The day was observed by a number of Muslims who have been exiled for many years and Seid Ahmed Mustafa is one.

I am so happy to celebrate the 1439th Eid-Al-Adha (Arafah) after 24 years in exile, told ENA.

He said currently, there is unprecedented change in Ethiopia; I have never expected to return back home to preach and pray in my country. We admire efforts of the Prime Minister and supporters of the reform for letting us celebrate this holiday together.

Arafah is among the religious holidays in Ethiopia.

The day is celebrated to honor the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael, as an act of obedience to Allah's command.

It is considered as the holier of the two Muslim holidays in the Muslim world celebrated worldwide each year.

Arafah was the Day on which Allah perfected His religion, completed His favors upon His beloved Prophet Muhammad, and approved Islam as a way of life.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency