Eid Al-Adha ! Ideas for 2020

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Posted: July 31, 2020

The state just declared  Friday 31st July as a public holiday to celebrate the Islamic Holiday Eid Al-Adha Al- adha in Arabic means “Festival of Sacrifice”also spelled ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā. It is  the second of two great Muslim festivals, the other being Eid al-Fitr

Eid Al-Adha is commemorated to reflect on Allah’s grace of saving Ismael from being sacrificed by his dad Ibrahim. If you grew up in a house that practiced Abrahaimc religions (Islam, Christianity & Judaism) you might be familiar with this story.  

EidulAdha is the “Salty Eid” because a larger variety of dishes than those served during this Eid (Festival) are savoury, including beef or mutton depending on the animal slaughtered in the house. The presents offered to friends, relatives, and the poor of the society include the meat of the slaughtered animal.

Typically, Muslims gather around and hold huge events to celebrate Eid-al-Adha. Lots of eating, gift-giving, and merrymaking. This year, however, due to the pandemic, social gatherings are banned and this will be a very different Eid.

 If you’re a Muslim celebrating Eid-Al-Adha in Nairobi, there are still ways you can make it special despite the surreal times. Here are some ideas to celebrate this year:

 Zakat 

Zakat is the special obligatory alms paid by all Muslims  to the poor.This year, gift a needy family a Jumia Chakula Box full of essential groceries that can be delivered to their doorstep within Nairobi.

Dhabihah

Goat meat features prominently on Eid tables. The meat has to be Dhabiah-compliant. Dhabihah is the prescribed Islamic method of ritual slaughter of animals to produce meat.  Get your Dhabihah goat meat from these halal abattoirs:

  • Nyongora Wholesale (Dagoretti)- 0720474098
  • Pewan Meats (Ndonyo) – 0721000976
  • 3Q (Dagoretti)- 0717131994

Al- Adha Meals

Try out these scrumptious recipes with the kids for Al-Adha Meals

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