Eid-ul-Adha - 15 October 2013

Photo of a Muslim man praying

Resources to support Eid-ul-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, the Muslim festival which commemorates the obedience of the prophet Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his son when ordered to by God.

Allah appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and told him to sacrifice his son Isma'il. Just as Ibrahim was about to kill Isma'il Allah stopped him and gave him a ram to sacrifice instead.

During Eid-ul-Adha, Muslims remember this obedience and sacrifice, and think about their own obedience to Allah. People who can afford it will sacrifice an animal such as a sheep or a goat and share the meat among family, friends and the poor, who each get a third share. People also donate money to the poor. Eid-ul-Adha is also a time when people get together with family and friends, eat traditional food and give presents.

Resources

BBC schools - Religion - Eid-ul-Adha

An article from the BBC looking at the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha, including a video of how British Muslims celebrate the festival.

TES resources - Eid-ul-Adha

Collection of free TES resources uploaded by teachers to support learning about Eid-ul-Adha. (To access TES resources you must first register on the TES website, but it is free and doesn't take long.)

Islam

Section of the Education Scotland Testimony website with information about Islam, its central teachings, and the people who practise it.

Religious and Moral Education National Glow Group

Link up with other practitioners around the country to share your ideas on Curriculum for Excellence.

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