2014 Greater Beiram: sends greetings to Muslim blog visitors from around the world – Tola Adenle

October 3, 2014


How time flies! It’s already that time again when we know another New Year is not that far away.

As Muslims around the world celebrate Greater Beiram – Eid al-Adha, Festival of the sacrifice and Ileya for Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria, I send greetings to all my Muslim friends, Muslim blog visitors from Malaysia to Nigeria to Senegal – in-between and beyond and others of the faith.

This year’s celebration comes at a particularly sobering time for Muslims in particular and all of us in general as fanatics try to divert the adherents of the faith from its true message of peace.

We must continue to all work towards an earth filled with peace, care, love and feelings for our fellow man but this peace must start with each and every one of us – Christians, Muslims, and followers of other religions of the world. In Southwestern Nigeria, there are thousands of families with both Christians and Muslims and they have always lived together in peace, each group celebrating festivities with the other, including wining and dining.



In Yoruba, Iléya – Ile ya – translates to something like “it’s time to go home” or “let’s go home”, and with the Hajj’s end comes the time for pilgrims to go back home to their various countries.

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