Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 09:34 GMT
FILE - Egypt’s First Lady Entissar Amer – Official Facebook page
CAIRO – 31 July 2020: Egypt’s First Lady Entissar Amer extended her greetings to the Islamic nation and the Egyptian people on the occasion of Muslim’s Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), “in which the greatest meanings of sacrifice and ransom are embodied.”
Eid Al-Adha is the most significant feast for Muslims worldwide, as it marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca. The Adha honors the day when Prophet Ibrahim -peace be upon him- was ordered to sacrifice his son, Ismael, and because of his obedience, God substituted Ismael with a ram, and this day has become a feast for Muslims since that day.
“And We have ransomed you with a mighty sacrifice” - Qur’an 37:107
In Islam, the sacrificed animal during Al-Adha is divided into parts, in order for the animal’s owner to be able to give a share of the meat to the needy people.
The Interior Ministry has deployed police forces intensively nationwide, to secure the celebrations of Muslim’s four-day Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), during which Muslims slaughter sheep and cows and give meat to the poor.
In this regard, the ministry says it has placed wide security measures to ensure security and discipline and to combat all forms of crime.
The security actions come “within the framework of the strategy of the Ministry of the Interior to raise the maximum degree of preparedness, implement security plans and achieve security deployment of police forces in various locations, in conjunction with the blessed Eid Al-Adha 1441 AH and implementation of precautionary measures taken by state agencies to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus to maintain public health.”