Communities of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Umma” decided to give the meet of sacrificial animals to those who forced to resettle from Crimea and Donbass this year.
The festive prayer at Kyiv Islamic Cultural Centre, followed by a concert for adults and kids, will take place on October 4. According to the press-service of RAMU “Umma”, the sacrificial animals will be slaughtered on the same day after the festive events are over, and on the following day as well. Every Muslim having enough income, not only pilgrims, can sacrifice.
“Religious communities of RAMU “Umma” decided to give the meat of sacrificial animals to those who forced to resettle from Crimea and Donbass this year. The meat will be distributed to the poor Muslims of Kyiv and the resettled people on October 5,” - they informed.
Cows, sheep and goats can be sacrificial animals. The slaughtering is done either after the festive prayer or during the two following days.
Qurban-bayram (Eid al-Adha) is a religious feast, so the meaning of the sacrifice is first of all spiritual: one appeals to God through being generous and hopes that He forgives their sins for their sacrifice and serenity.
Every Muslim who can afford it, sacrifices an animal bought for the rightfully earned money and shares the meet with the needy people, and also prepares the festive treats for their relatives and close ones. The meat is divided in three parts: one is left for one and their family, one is given as charity to poor people, and the third one is shared among the relatives and neighbours - including non-Muslims. It’s considered a good tradition to cook something from one third of Qurban so that to treat the relatives and neighbours who come to congratulate you.
They announced a holiday on the first day of the Eid in Crimea, but as it is Saturday, there’s an additional day-off on Monday, October 6.
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic feast that marks the completion of Hajj, and it is celebrated about 70 days after Eid al-Fitr.