Special sacrifices


Originally published in the Longview News-Journal Muslims all over the world each year celebrate Eid ul Adha (the feast of sacrifice) to remember when the patriarch Abraham symbolically sacrificed a ram instead of his son to fulfill the commandment of his Creator. Muslims are commanded to remember this day by sacrificing animals and sharing the meat with family, neighbors, and the poor. God...

Eid ul Adha reminds us of our similarities


Originally published in Columbus Dispatch Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid ul Adha today. This day reminds us that Christians, Jews and Muslims share one thing in common — a religious forefather. The Prophet Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. The prophet Muhammad came from Ishmael’s lineage while Moses and Jesus came from Isaac’s lineage. Despite our religious...