By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Its Eid Al Adhuha today .Prayers have kicked off at all mosques to allow believers leave early to make their animal sacrifices.In Uganda National Prayers are on going at Ghadafi Mosque and are being lead by the Mufti of Uganda ,Sheik Rhamadhan Mubaje.
Animals like cows ,goats ,sheep without blemish will be cut at different spots throughout the country .
The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Spokesperson Nsereko Mutumba on Monday called upon believers to desist from cutting animals with blemishes since they do not please God .He also urged the rich to give out their sacrifices to the poor regardless of their tribe and faith .
Eid al-Adha falls within the annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as the Hajj. Determining the exact date of Eid al-Adha, is a point of contention and some wait for an official announcement from the authorities in Mecca.
Muslims celebrate the holiday to commemorate their belief in Abraham’s willingness to follow God’s command to sacrifice his son Ishmael, and Ishmael’s consent to being sacrificed. Today, it is is marked by slaughtering animals to feed the poor. Coming at the end of the Hajj, a journey of dedication and purification, Eid al-Adha is understood as an opportunity for second chances.