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Eid al-Adha

Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Time: 11h00 to 12h00

Dear all,    

How to wish someone a Happy Eid. If you want to wish somebody “Happy Eid” this year, the traditional way would be to greet them with “Eid Mubarak”.   

Why do we celebrate Eid al-Adha?- Eid al-Adha is a day that hails Ibrahim's devotion to Allah. He was willing to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of submission to God's will. Hence, this festival is also hailed as the 'Feast of the Sacrifice'. Eid al-Adha commemorates the devotion and love Ibrahim and his son Ismael had for Allah.  

Want to know more about Eid - if so why not join us on the 22nd of July, when Lorraine O’Connor and Aisha Ali from the Muslim Sisters of Eire (MSOE) and Dr. Youcef Sai an Irish Algerian Academic based in TUD will talk to us about Eid.  Lorraine O’Connor is the MSOE Chairwoman volunteer and Aisha Ali is advocate for the group. MSOE is an independent organisation of Muslim women living in Ireland. Muslim Sisters of Eire is a women’s charity group that focus on “areas of integration, interfaith activities, fundraising & helping those in economic hardship.  They hand out hot meals and other essential supplies including sleeping bags every Friday night outside the GPO in Dublin. 

Youcef Sai currently works as a Programme Co-ordinator and Academic Developer in the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre at the Technological University Dublin (TUDublin). Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Religion, in Trinity College Dublin. He completed his PhD in Education at the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin and has published widely in areas related to Islamic education and the Muslims in Europe.  

Please join us for our event on Teams on the 22nd of July from 11h00 to 12h00 when Lorraine will be discussing “The importance of charity in IslamAisha will be talking about “The blessings of Eid al-Adha and Dr. Youcef will be giving us an insight into Eid- ‘A time for reflection’.  

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