Cape Town - Today millions of Muslims will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, the “Feast of Sacrifice”, which is one of the significant events on the Muslim calendar.
During the three-day celebrations, goats, sheep and cows will be sacrificed as a symbolic gesture echoing Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son.
Muslims will celebrate “days of remembrance”, participating in sacred rituals commemorating important religious occurrences as recorded in the Quran.
The meat from the animal will be divided in to three parts – the first third goes to the family who slaughtered the animal, the second third goes to the relatives, while the final third should be given to the poor and needy.
Sakeena Bock, from the South African National Zakah Fund, a non-profit, public-benefit and faith-based organisation, said the Fund would perform Qurbani at Saratoga Farm in Philippi from today until Thursday.