Eid al–Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event. Also called the Festival/Holiday/Feast of Sacrifice (sometimes called the greater or big Eid), lamb is the traditional thing to eat on Eid al–Adha.
All are welcome to attend an Eid al Adha celebration on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Elena Gallegos Park in the Kiwanis picnic area in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque. Imam Abdur’Rauf Campos-Marquetti of the Lighthouse of New Mexico will conduct the Eid Prayer and give the Friday sermon as part of the event.
The Kiwanis Park area is reserved for this event from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
After the Eid Prayer and the Khutbah, the Lighthouse congregation will share refreshments: hot and cold beverages, sweets, and an early potluck lunch.
Attendees are invited to bring your best cultural foods ready to eat. Plan to keep your hot food hot and cold food cold. There are three charcoal barbecue pits available for cooking Halal meats, burgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Please coordinate with Brother Rafay at 860-329-3167 and/or Abdur’Rauf 505-440-8036 about bringing utensils, plates, cups and napkins for all, or for any questions concerning the Eid, directions and location.
Jummah Prayer will also be held at the park starting at 1:30 p.m. Please bring your prayer rugs, because they are praying outside. There will also be fun activities for kids: volleyball, horseshoe throwing, hiking, and storytelling.
The facility has a large covered area with picnic tables, male and female bathrooms and running water, several barbecue pits, volleyball and a horseshoe throwing court. There are several trails in the area for hiking into the Sandia Mountain foothills
At the park entrance, let them know you are with the Campos-Marquetti group at the Kiwanis Area, and there will be no parking fee.
For more information, contact Rafay at (860) 329-3167, or Abdur’Rauf at (505) 440-8036.