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Eid Al Adha

Rethinking the Thanksgiving Turkey

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Almost nine out of 10 Americans eat a turkey at Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. But most Americans do not stop to consider how their turkey was actually raised and killed.

School District Ditches Religious Holiday Names After Muslim Leaders Ask For Recognition

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from holidays on next year's school calendar after Musl...

Jews and Muslims Share a Holy Week

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The fasting of Yom Kippur and the rejoicing of Eid Al-Adha/Kurban Bayram are two sides of a common legacy. Faced with ongoing violence, the self-examination of Jews on Yom Kippur and the happiness of Muslims at Eid Al-Adha/Kurban Bayram stand in repudiation of bitterness, prejudice, and incitement.

Photos Of The Muslim 'Feast Of Sacrifice' Around The World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

Eid al-Adha is the Festival of Sacrifice, one of two feast festivals celebrated in Islam. In 2014, the holiday fell on October 4, 2014 with observance...

Israeli President Visits Arab Village in Honor of Eid al-Adha

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Commenting on his father's work in bringing different cultures together, Rivlin,75, spoke personally with the participants about building bridges during his visit to the Arab village made up of Druze, Muslims, and Christians.

Celebrating EidFrancisKippur!

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion

It’s a match made in heaven! The world’s three Abrahamic faiths are bridging their great divide in a pretty wonderful way this Saturday. Yom...

Twitter Reacts To British Aid Worker's Beheading On Eve Of Muslim Holiday

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- The hardline militant group the Islamic State released another video on Friday showing a brutal beheading. This time, the victim appears t...

PHOTOS: Muslims Around The World Observe Eid Al-Adha

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion

Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is observed on ...

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.

The Hajj Pilgrimage At A Glance

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion

What is Hajj? The annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the world's largest gatherings, as hundreds of thousands of people flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, t...

Celebrating Sacrifice

Aisha Subhan | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Aisha Subhan

My privileged life was made possible because of a series of sacrifices. Those who make the biggest sacrifices, the kind that give people like me a privileged life of opportunity, freedom, and hope, exhibit the greatest patience and strength.

New York Public Schools Will Celebrate Eid

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally ...

A Time for Sacrifice

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It is also a time to ask for forgiveness and mercy from God. Kurban Bayramı takes a place on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar's last month. It also concludes the annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj, a journey of dedication and purification.

The Secret Power of Interfaith Encounters

Daniel Tutt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

As a Christian who works closely with the Muslim community, and as a Muslim who was brought back to my own faith by the beauty I found in Judaism and Christianity, we welcome the upcoming holidays as a time for rekindling the spirit of interfaith understanding we so desperately need.

Eid Mubarak!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.17.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Tomorrow, 1.7 billion Muslims around the world will complete the four-day celebration of one of the two most important religious festivals in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Adha.

The Spirit Of Eid Al-Adha In Egypt In 8 Epic Photos

Posted 10.15.2013 | World

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice on Tuesday. The day commemorates the belief in Abraham's willingness to sac...

Eid al-Adha -- What Should You Sacrifice? A Proposal for Muslims

Mike Ghouse | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

What is submission to God? It's nothing more than subscribing to an orderly system where everything remains in place and runs smoothly.

Animal Rights vs Religious Rights In Poland

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland -- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Animal rights activists in Poland have disturbed the start of an Islamic holiday which involves the recently...

Egypian Security Forces On Edge As Muslims Mark Eid Al-Adha

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Muslims across Egypt offered prayers at local mosques early Tuesday to mark Eid al-Adha, as security forces shut down key public squares that have see...

Fighting Rages In Syria On Eid Al-Adha

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes bombed several rebel-held areas Tuesday and opposition fighters fired mortar rounds and homemade rockets at...

Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque early on Tuesday morning as Muslims marked the Eid al-Adha holiday, state media said.Stat...

Bombing Claims 12 Lives In Kirkuk

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers coming out of a mosque in northern Iraq after prayers at the start of a...

Eid Al-adha: What if God Were a Writer Who Couldn't Stop Revising?

James Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
James Goodman

What I see in Eid Al-adha is something else: a celebration with deep connections to both Christianity and Judaism. The deepest of those connections is the spectacle, past and present, of countless deeply devout people taking a sacred story into their own hands as if it were a clump of soft clay and remaking it in their own image.

PHOTOS: Muslims Around The World Observe Eid Al-Adha

Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is observed on Oct. 15, 2013, in the United States. One of two feast festivals celebrated by Muslims, Eid al-A...

The Hajj Pilgrimage At A Glance

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.11.2013 | Religion

What is Hajj? The annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the world's largest gatherings, as hundreds of thousands of people flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, t...