Rev. Colin Snow Maltbie accompanied several SSM students to a local mosque in Faribault on Monday, September 12 in observance of Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday honoring the “Feast of Sacrifice.” Below is a reflection from Adam Benhamida ’17 sharing his thoughts and experiences from the holiday.
“Eid al-Adha is the story about when the prophet Abraham was ordered by God to sacrifice his own son. This was a test of Abraham’s devotion and loyalty to God. And, as soon as Abraham was to carry out this act, God saw that he was faithful and sent down a lamb for Abraham to sacrifice instead.
Every year on Eid al-Adha we celebrate the mercy, wisdom, and greatness of God. This time is also used to visit family and enjoy their company. Like myself, I called my family back in Algeria and wished them a happy Eid. in which they replied with pictures of cooked lamb, along with a number of other Algerian dishes which made my mouth water. Thanks family, nice to see you too.”