It’s Eid time and Muslim members of the community will celebrate the annual “festival of sacrifice” on Friday, Oct 26.
There have been numerous reports of verified crescent sighting on the eve of Oct 16 — 29th Zhul Hijjah 1433 — from within the parameters of the Hilal Committee of Toronto, Barbados and Trinidad, the local committee announced last week.
As per the sighting, the Islamic month of Zhul Hijjah began on Wednesday (Oct 17) and, therefore, Eid-ul-Adha, which falls on 10th of the month of Zhul Hijjah, will be celebrated on Friday (Oct 26).
The three-day grand celebration is marked in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim’s (Ibraham — PBUH) act of obedience to God to sacrifice his son (Ismail).
Consul General greets
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, the Consul General of Pakistan in Toronto, Imran Ali, greeted the Canadians of Pakistani origin and wished them Eid Mubarik.
The consulate will remain closed for Eid holidays on Oct 25 and 26 and resume operation from Monday, Oct 29.
Meanwhile, the consulate will resume processing of machine readable passports (MRPs) from tomorrow (Oct 23).
Wynne wishes Eid Mubarik
MPP Don Valley West, Kathleen Wynne, also sent her well wishes and greetings to Muslim across Ontario.
“I extend my warm greetings and wish Eid Mubarak to the Muslim community in Don Valley West and across Ontario,” said Wynne. “Eid-ul-Adha is an important religious day celebrated by Muslims around the world with acts of kindness and charity to help the less fortunate. It is my hope that all Ontarians share this message and learn from each other and our different expressions of faith.”