Today begins Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, on the Islamic calendar. Known as the “greater Eid,” it marks the end of the hajj and is celebrated globally by Muslims of all sects.
According to Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court, the annual Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj began July 18, with Eid al-Adha celebrated July 20-22. Eid al-Adha is the second major Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
Uncharted Ministries co-founder Tom Doyle says it’s an essential time for believers to pray for the Muslim world.
“They (Muslims) are seeking; they want to have a personal relationship with God,” Doyle says.
“We do see God move more dramatically during Muslim holidays, because what are the Muslim holy days about? They’re trying to connect with God.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray Muslims will encounter Christ in visions and dreams during this holiday season.
- Pray for breakthroughs in the Muslim world. Pray spiritual strongholds will be broken and oppression ended.