September / October 2016
By Hamza Reed
“The Festival of Sacrifice,” Eid ul-Adha, is the bigger of only two celebrations in the Islamic Calendar. During Eid ul-Adha, Muslims celebrate the Prophet Abraham and his willingness to consecrate his beloved son Ismael as an act of faithfulness to the command of Allah, our Lord. Their story, particularly, the moment of sacrificing, is so profound that it is celebrated by millions of religious devotees as a holiday.
This September, Eid ul-Adha will emerge near September 11th, a time of great reverence and solemn remembrance for all Americans. For this reason, Clear Lake Islamic Center is spreading good throughout our community. We will not only sacrifice our time, but wealth and resources to help our Houston Refugees and the children of our brave men and women in the military. Clear Lake Islamic Center will donate school supplies, and blood to the Clear Lake Blood Donation Center.
This Eid, let us all learn about, and be reminded of the Prophet Abraham, his faithfulness, and commemorate his devotion by donating our time and our effort to help build and benefit our community. As a community, let us celebrate Eid ul-Adha together with clear purpose, and willingness to sacrifice. As the Quran teaches, “And as for those who strive in Our path – We will surely guide them in Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with those who are of service to others” (Quran 29:70).
Visit us on our website at www.themasjid.org or stop by and ask about the story of Abraham and Ismael. #MyEidMyCauseVisit.