We appreciate DEI Committee Member Basel Tarab for submitting this piece.
Eid al-Adha is observed by Muslims worldwide for four days. Linguistically, Eid translates to Feast, and Adha translates to Sacrifice. Preceding Eid al-Adha is the day of pilgrimage, which holds significance as one of the five pillars of Islam. This year, Eid al-Adha commences on June 28th.
The celebration of Eid al-Adha commences with a morning prayer, where Muslims gather in mosques to participate in the al-Eid group prayer. During this time, they also extend greetings and good wishes to their loved ones. In our busy lives, Eid- Aldha represents an opportunity for Muslims to connect with family and friends and visit them during these four days.
If you have a Muslim patient or colleague, this presents a wonderful opportunity to convey your good wishes and blessings by saying “Eid Mubarak!”