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Muslims have celebrated the festival of the sheep


Jul 21, 2021

BUJUMBURA / BUBANZA / KIRUNDO July 21st (ABP) – The Muslim community of Bujumbura Mairie, Bubanza and Kirundo provinces joined the world to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha.

In the city of Bujumbura, the representative of the Muslims of the Ntahangwa commune indicated, on Tuesday July 20, 2021, that all Muslims around the world celebrate the festival of the sheep (Eid al-Aldha), a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

He said this is the occasion to recall them the sacrifice of the Prophet Ibrahim when he offered the sheep instead of his child.

On that day of the Sheep Festival, hundreds of Muslims in Burundi from Ntahangwa commune gathered on Kinama grounds to pray.

“Let us share the little that we have despite our ethnic, religion and race differences”, such is the appeal of the representative of the Muslims of the Ntahangwa commune on that day.

It is worth recalling that Muslims can slaughter a cow, a goat or a sheep according to their ability.

In Bubanza province, (north-west of Burundi), the Muslims on the spot met at the headquarters of the province for the celebration of the festival of the sheep.

Sheikh Juma Bobo and Abdul Karim Miburo, who led the prayer, called on the Muslims of that province to repent of their sins and to entrust themselves to God the Almighty who still needs them and who is always ready to forgive them. They asked them for unity among themselves, solidarity and mutual aid because, they said, it is the sign of peace and love. They appealed them to respect the preventive measures of the coronavirus pandemic, a check by ABP revealed. Note that 60 Muslims, vulnerable and others were supported by their peers instead of prayer.

In Kirundo province, the governor of the province (northern Burundi), Mr Albert Hatungimana, joined Muslims from Kirundo commune on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, precisely at the stadium of the province’s headquarters, to celebrate the festival of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

In his address, the provincial governor asked Muslims of his province to share what they had with other Christian believers in order to consolidate unity. He also called on them to continue going about community development works in order to enable the people of Kirundo in particular and all Burundians in general to achieve sustainable and inclusive development.

The governor winked at everyone that they must respect the barrier measures against the Covid-19 pandemic which is becoming recurrent these days. The representative of the Muslim community, Djibril Habimana, indicated that they will spend three days of celebration of that festival and that there are plans to distribute food to more than 5,000 households in the communes of Kirundo province, 50% of Muslims and 50% of non-Muslims.