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5764 shvat 08     1996 ter 23    1720 tubah 23     1424 dhul hijjah 10 *Eid al-Adha 1
1925 magha 12    1382 bahman 12    212 pluvi˘se 13    160 sultan 14
China-Republic - 93 - 01 - 11  //  4701 = 78x60+21 / Hou Monkey - 01 - 11
12 baktun / 19 katun / 10 tun / 17 winal / 14 k'in // 08 - ix // 02 -  pax  / g3         
12baktun 19katun 10tun 17winal 14k'in   08 ix   02 pax   G3
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Ibrahim's sacrifice
       * Eid al-Adha is the four-day Muslim Feast of Sacrifice. It commemorates God, according to the Quran, allowing Ibrahim [Abraham] to sacrifice a sheep instead of his son Ismail (rather than Isaac as in the Bible).
     This is what angels said, according to Quran 37:83 to 37:113:
      “Ibrahim was of the self-same faith (as Noah) and came to his Lord with a pure heart. He said to his father and to his people, 'What are these that you worship? Would you serve false gods instead of Allah? What do you think of the Lord of the Creation?'
      He lifted up his eyes to the stars and said, 'I am sick!' Then, his people turned their backs and went off.
      He stole away to their idols and said to them, 'Will you not eat your offerings? Why do you not speak?' With that, he fell upon them, striking them down with his right hand.
      The people came running to the scene. 'Would you worship that which you have made with your own hands,' he said, 'when it was Allah who created you and all that you have made?'
      They replied, 'Build up a pyre and cast him into the blazing flames.' Thus they schemed against him, but we balked their schemes.
      He said, 'I will take refuge with my Lord; he will guide me. Grant me a son, Lord, and let him be a righteous man.'
      We gave him news of a gentle son. And when he reached the age when he could work with him his father said to him: "My son, I dreamt that I was sacrificing you. Tell me what you think.'
      He replied: 'Father, do as you are bidden. Allah willing, you shall find me faithful.' And when they had both surrendered themselves to Allah's will, and Ibrahim had laid down his son prostrate upon his face, We called out to him saying: 'Ibrahim, you have fulfilled your vision.' Thus did we reward the righteous. That was indeed a bitter test. We ransomed his son with a noble sacrifice and bestowed on him the praise of later generations. 'Peace be on Ibrahim!'
      Thus are the righteous rewarded. He was one of Our believing servants.
      We gave him Ishak, whom We made a saintly prophet, and blessed them both. Among their offspring were some who did good words and others who clearly sinned against their souls.”


     Eid-ul Adha is celebrated on the 10th of the month of Zul-Hijja after pilgrims complete their Hajj to Kabbah and follow the footsteps of Bibi Hajar [Hagar] when she was left in the valley of Mecca with Ismail by Hazrat Ibrahim. Families and Jamat get together to recite the morning prayers and then there is feasting, exchange of gifts and rejoicing.
     
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