Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for East Bright Msaka has donated food items and meat to over 500 muslims during Eid Al-Adha celebrations in Liwonde, Machinga.
Muslim faithfuls around the world were celebrating Eid Al-Adha to mark the second most important holiday in Islamic calender after Eid al-Fitr.
Speaking to this publication after the donations, Bright Msaka said he was very happy to celebrate with muslims on this special day as a way of showing them how much they are valued and to appreciate the role they play in the development of this country.
“On this day, muslims Families celebrate the day with prayer, the exchange of gifts, charitable giving, and feasting with others, so as other muslims were giving to others, i decided to invite muslims around my area to share what i had prepared for them and celebrate with them as well,” said Msaka.
Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is the second and the largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr).
It honours the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice one of his sons, either Ishmael (Ismail) or Isaac (Ishaq), as an act of obedience to Allah command and marks the completion of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj.