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Muslims in Narok celebrate Eid Al- Adha

Muslims in Narok, Friday celebrated the Eid Al-Adha holiday with prayers in Jamia mosque, the biggest in Narok town, with the chair of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) in the county Mr. Ali Juma urging Muslims to observe all Ministry of Health guidelines on Covid-19 disease in their festivity.

 Faithful arrived at the place of worship early in order to pray as they reflected on the act of faith as exemplified by Ibrahim who gave his son Ishmael to be sacrificed as directed by God (Allah).

On the other hand, prominent businessman in Narok town, Mr. Ismael Ahmed who was among the worshippers said he woke up early to get a chance to worship Allah before going back to his business of selling fuel.

 He appealed to the youths fighting in Olpusimoru in Narok North to embrace peace. This week, the area has been a war-zone as youths from two warring communities fought after some heads of cattle were stolen from the area. Four people lost their lives with scores of others injured and houses torched.

 The celebration has its roots in the Holy Quran and the Old Testament where the faithful who consider themselves as the descendants of Ibrahim remember his faith and obedience as he willingly gave his only son to be sacrificed as ordered by Allah and this faith touched Allah who miraculously gave a fat ram (male sheep) instead.

The faithful said they did not celebrate the day as they would have wanted due to the hard economic times which has been aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Muslim faithful celebrate this holiday by slaughtering as Ibrahim did, then share with family, friends and the less fortunate.


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