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It is important for children to understand the significance of Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.
This Islamic holiday commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, and the ultimate substitution of a lamb instead.
Teaching children about this holiday helps them understand the importance of obedience, sacrifice, and gratitude.
They also learn about the importance of family and community, as Eid al-Adha is a time for Muslims to come together and celebrate.
Traditionally, Eid al-Adha is celebrated by performing the Eid prayer in congregation, followed by the sacrifice of an animal, typically a cow, goat, or sheep.
The meat is then divided into three parts, with one part going to the poor, one to friends and family, and one for personal consumption.
In addition to the sacrifice, families often wear new clothes, exchange gifts, and prepare special meals.
Children also receive money, from elders as a token of love and appreciation.
Overall, teaching children about Eid al-Adha helps them understand and appreciate their religious and cultural heritage, as well as the values of obedience, sacrifice, and generosity.