It's Eid for all Muslims. Eid mukaarik? Ok! So what is it all about? Kinda like a celebration of the end of the Hajj also referred to as The Festival of Sacrifice? So what's the story behind this? What sacrifice? Well I think it goes way back to the old days of Ibrahim. The Qur'an describes Ibrahim as follows:
"Surely Ibrahim was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous."
And "We made him (Ibrahim) pure in this world and in the hereafter; he is most surely among the righteous. When his Lord said to him, 'Submit,' he said, 'I submit myself to the Lord of the Worlds.'"
.... Now one of his biggest trials was to kill his own son (only son). Sacrifice him to Allah (god). And he did obey god. WOW! I mean I can't do it! Damn right I won't (sorry god, but that explains a lot). But Ibrahim did. Well he did not get to execute the command. Just typed it on the console. And god was more then happy. Since Ibrahim submitted to god and was willing to do this, god finally revealed to him that his sacrifice was fulfilled. He proved his faith to the GOD. hmmmmm! Ok! So as a substitute goats or some other animal was sacrificed. Now where were the animal rights people back then and now? So I guess that's the thingy! So what am I suppose to sacrifice on this day! You can't even get a live chicken now. Plus the bird flu! Oh oh! God how about fish? What if I go fishing and kill a fish? Will it please you god? I mean god, please understand we don't get goats and camels here! bzzzzzzz! god? bzzzzzzzzz! ya habeebee?