For Immediate Release: October 3, 2014
Contact: Dr Jari Khan, Media Spokesperson | Jari.Khan@ahmadiyya.us | 214-364-7011
Dallas Ahmadiyya Muslims Celebrate Eid – The Festival of Sacrifice
Annual Muslim holiday commemorates Abraham’s sacrifice and marks completion of pilgrimage to Mecca
Dallas area Muslims join the whole Muslim world to celebrate Islam’s most important holiday, Eid-ul-Adhia. Eid-ul-Adhia marks Prophet Abraham’s symbolic sacrifice and the close of the Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy Ka’aba in Mecca. This joyous day is celebrated to remind Muslims of the importance of sacrifice, service to humanity, and gratefulness to God.
“During these difficult times for our nation, it is more important now than ever to remember what God has given us,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, vice president of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “As Muslims, we should strive to show our gratitude through prayers and service to humanity.”
The Eid service will begin with a congregational morning prayer followed by a sermon. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Dallas invites all Americans to join our celebrations.
Event: Eid-ul-Adhia, Islam’s most important holiday, commemorating Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community opens this event to the public.
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Where: Bait Ul Ikram Mosque 1850 Hedgcoxe Road, Allen Texas 75013
Media Opportunity: 10 AM; Address by Mr Suhail Kausar, President
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding 160 million. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organizations.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.