Liberian Muslims will this morning join other Muslims the world over in commemorating this year’s Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.
Eid al-Adha is observed from the evening of Sept. 23 to September 24 Liberian Muslims are celebrating today September 24, 2015. Thousands of Muslims in the country are expected to converge at their various places of worship to commemorate this day.
Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. The holiday, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice or the Greater Eid, is distinct from Eid-al-Fitr, which was celebrated in July.
As Liberian Muslims in the country celebrate this day, an Islamic cleric and scholar has called on Liberians in general to continue the promotion of unity amongst themselves to enable them fight against evil vices that tend to create division and undermine the peaceful co-existence of Liberians.
In an exclusive yesterday, Sheikh Abubakar Sumaworo, Grand Mufti of Liberia urged Liberians including Muslims to continue with unity to fight against insecurity, segregation, poverty among other vices in the Liberian society.
Sheikh Sumaworo lauded the Government of Liberia and the citizens for their relentless fight against the deadly Ebola virus something that resulted to Liberia being selectively declared Ebola-freed by the World Health Organization (WHO) among the three worst-affected Mano River Union (MRU) countries.
He said had it not been for the level of cooperation between the government and the citizens, Liberia would have still been infested with the Ebola menace. “I believe that Ebola left our country because of the kind of cooperation between the citizens and the government,” Sheikh Sumaworo narrated.
The Grand Mufti of Liberia has at the same time reminded Muslims in Liberia that the religious rift in this season should compel Liberian Muslims for each family to provide one cattle that includes cows, sheep or goats. He said the animals will be divided in three categories.
Sheikh Sumaworo among other things, concluded that one of the cows will be consumed at home, another be divided to the needed and poor, while the other will be given to friends regardless of their religious beliefs or affiliation.