Provided by Masroor Mosque
Masroor Mosque in Manassas joined Muslims worldwide to celebrate Islam’s most important holiday, Eid-ul-Adha, on Aug. 22. Eid-ul-Adha marks Prophet Abraham’s spirit of sacrifice and the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) at the Holy Ka’aba in Mecca. This joyous day is celebrated every year to remind Muslims of the importance of sacrifice, service to humanity, and gratefulness to God.
Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, Senior Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA said, “As Muslims, we should strive to show our gratitude through prayers to God and service to humanity.”
The Eid service at the Masroor Mosque began with a congregational morning prayer at 10:00 a. m., followed by a sermon highlighting the spirit of sacrifice. Delivering the sermon, Imam Faran Rabbani said, “If you sacrifice that what is dear to you, then a light will be given to you. That light is called Dhuha” (from which Eid ul Adha is derived).