Thursday, 24 September 2015

An Eid of Remembrance

There is usually plenty enough of stress and even hurt on Eid al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). It's only bound to happen as families and communities gather together, putting people with vastly different worldviews together for an extended time. This year, however, Eid has been particularly inauspicious and painful. First a crane accident killed dozens of worshippers in Mecca. Then hundreds of worshippers at Mina were trampled to death. And now we hear of a bombing at a Zaydi Shia Islamic mosque in Yemen.

As we exchange Eid greetings with each other, please let us also remember our Muslim and non-Muslim siblings around the world for whom today is a day of tragedy.

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