Wishing all our Muslim brothers and sisters Happy Eid ul Adha!
Often abbreviated to Eid (which means festival), Id al-Adha is one of two major Muslim holidays. It marks the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage at Mecca which all Muslims who can afford to do so are obliged to perform once in their life time. The Festival commemorates Abraham‘s willingness to sacrifice his son, and signifies that Muslims too are prepared to surrender for God that which they most value, the holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity.”
May Heavenly Parent and True Parents’ blessings and love be with you all.
With the dawn of the Cheon Il Guk era, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind have instructed that the commemoration and celebration of the eight major Holy Days be held centering on the national leader or local pastor of each nation and church. Accordingly, please offer your utmost devotion in celebrating the 58th Day of All True Things in your local churches. (familyfed.org)
The following is a sermon delivered by FFWPU Co-Founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon at the Holy Day celebration for “Day of all Things” in 1984.