Praying for Muslims Today
Next time you pray today, please remember to pray for the worldwide community of Muslims.
December 20 begins Eid-al-Adha or "Sacrifice Day," the three-day holiday in which Muslims celebrate Abraham's sacrifice of his son, Ishmael, to Allah. Believing that Allah supplied a ram in Ishmael's place, Muslims who can afford to do so sacrifice a sheep, ram, goat, camel, water buffalo or cow and donate one third of the meat to the poor, one third to relatives and friends, and one third is kept for them. Distributing meat among people is considered an essential part of the festival during this period, as well as chanting Takbir out loud before the Eid prayer on the first day and after prayers through out the four days of Eid.
Ask God to open eyes on this holiday and turn souls from darkness to light. Pray the Lord illumine and open their hearts, breaking from all form of bondage that they may turn to Christ.