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The Syrian Lebanese star
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Syrian-Lebanese star
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Began in 1963.
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Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
March 1, 2006
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
System ID:
UF00028363:00049

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SYRIAN-LEBANESE
AN INDEPENDENT MONTHLY
SERVING AMERICANS OF ARABIC HERITAGE
Celebrating 44 Years of Service
MEMBER ARAB-AMERICAN PRESS GUILD
ESTABLISHED IN 1963
www.syrianlebanesestar.com


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Daytime TV Salutes St. Jude


Following his fairous
vow to St. Jude Thaddeus
("Help me find my place
in life and I will build you
a shrine"), Danny Thomas

Equal Justice
By Meade Coplan
These words, written
above the main entrance
to the Supreme Court
Building, express the
ultiniate responsibility of
the Supreme Court of the
United States. A
centunr and a half ago, the
French political observer
Alexis de Tocqueville
noted the unique position


found employment in
radio dramas precursors
to the modern day soap
opera, or as it is called
(continued on page 6)

Under the Law
of the Supreme Court in
the history of nations and
of jurisprudence. "The
representative system of
'government has been
adopted in several states
of Europe, but I am
unaware that any nation
of the :globe has hitherto
organized a judicial
power in the same manner
(continued on page 8)


75th Anniversary
Celebration
1931 2oo6
The Diamond Jubile of the Southern Federation
of S rian Lebanese American Clubs
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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U.S. Firms Back in Libya


Prior to their merger,
Exxon and Mobil both
had upstream interests in
Libya but in common
.with other US companies
they pulled out during the
early 1980s. Now,
however, the super-major
has signed a contract with
Libya's National Oil
Company (NOC) to
develop a large area of
relatively unexplored
offshore acreage. The


government hopes such
deals will help boost
output from the current
level of around 1.6m
(continued on page 8)


The Arab Language:
Perfect & Immutable


A great medieval
lexicographer from the
10th century, al-Jawhari,
wrote in the introduction
to. his dictionary, "Al
Sihah": "I have included
in this book what appear


to be the correct words in
this language. Both
religious ad secular
studies are dependent on
this language, which is
exalted by God."
(continued on page 10)


Omani Snectacular


Horses and camels
hold a special place in the
hearts of many Arabs.
Both feature prominently
in epic takes of heroic
events and are identified


with pride and honor.
They also fulfill an
important economic role
as a means of transport for
people and goods and


(continued on page 7)

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Opinion/Counter Opinion


Currently, Al Jazeera is
substantially increasing
the number of its viewers
through its persistent


pursuit of sensationalism
and frequent antagonizing
of the Saudi ruling family.
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Jacksonville News


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Dana Happich and Paul
Rukab were married at 3
p.m. Saturday in Southside
Baptist Church.
The bride, daughter of
Sandy and Tom Happich,
graduated from Mandarin
(continued on page 11)


Weddings
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Michelle Lynn Straub, St.
Louis, and Akel Karim Akel,
Jacksonville, were married at,
2 p.m. Saturday in
Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church.
The bride, daughter of
Beverly Straub and John
Straub Sr., both of St. Louis,
(continued on page 11)


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Believe on the
Lord Jesus
Christ and
Live Forever
Matthew 24:27,34:39,44
For as the. lightning
cometh out of the east,
and shineth even unto the
west, so shall the coming
of the Son of Man be.
Verily I say unto you,
this generation shall not
pass, till all these things be.
fulfilled. Heaven and earth
shall pass away, but my
words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour
knoweth no man, no, not the
angels of heaven, but my
Father only. But as the days
ofNoewere, so shall also the
coming of the Son of man
Sbe. For as in the days that
were before the flood they
were eating and drinking,
marrying and- giving in
marriage, until the day that
Noe entered into the ar, and
knew not until the flood
came, and tool them all
away, so shall also the
coming of the Son of man
be. 4 .
Therefore be ye also
read', for m such an hour as
ee tiling not the Son of man
conmerh.
Re\. 19:1-20
And after these things I
heard a great toice of much
people in hleai en, saying,
Alleluia; Salvation, and
glory, and honour, arind
power, unto the Ford our
God: (For true and righteous


Rev. Fred Massabni
are his judgements: for he
hath judged the great whore,
which did corrupt the earth
with her fornication, and.
hath avenged the blood of
his servants at her hand. And
again they said, Alleluia.
And her smoke rose up for
ever and ever. And the four
and twenty elders and the
four beasts fell down and
worshiped God that sat on
the throne, saying, Amen:
Alleluia. And a voice came
out of the throne saying,
Praise our God, all ye his
servants, and ye that fear
him, both small and great.
-And I heard as it were the
voice of a great multitude,
and as the voice of many
waters, and as the voice of
mighty thundering, saying,
Alleluia for the Lord God
omnipotent reigneth. Let us
be glad and rejoice, and give
honour to hi,: for the
marriage of the Lamb is
come, and his wife hath
made herself ready. And to
her was granted that she
should be arrayed in fine
linen, clean and white: for
the fine linen is the
(continued on page 12)


The
Emergence of
the Bible in
English
Only in the fourteenth
century did. the
production of the entire
Bible in English start with
John Wycliffe. This
century was fraught with
difficulties for the
Church. The pope was
living in Avignon, France,
and many :suspected he
was easily s%\aed by
French politics. In 1378
Pope Gregory XI returned
to Rome, but he died soon,
after. When two popes
were elected, one in
Avignon and one in
Rome, the Great Schism
resulted (1378-1417).


llilll
By Brother John
Samaha, S.M.
Confusion reigned and
many questioned the
authority of the Church.
Like Martin Luther later,
some thought the only
certain rule of faith was
the- Bible. Ordinary
people, who could not
read Latin, could not read
the Bible. Translations
into the vernacular were
needed.
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Eid-Ul-Azha is
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Eid-Ul-Azhi, Edi-Ulu-
Adha. It is also called Baqr-
End that is End of
sacrificing a lamb, goat,
cow, or camel. Lamb or
goat on behalf of one
individual; and seven
persons can share the
sacrifice of cow or camel
on their behalf. The animal
to be sacrificed should be
free of any physical defect.
The lamb or goat should be
minimum of six months;
cow of two years; and
camel of five years.
The End is celebrated on
the 10th of Zil-Hijj, the
twelveth mbnth of lunar
year of the Muslim
calendar. This time, End-
Ulu-Aha is likely to be
celebrated on January 24,
2005, subject to the
appearance of the moon.
Millions of Muslims across


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Barkatullah
the world will start
reaching Macca, Saudi
Arabia, at the end of
December 2004 for
pilgrimage. As the lunar
year is shorter by eleven
days earlier than the
previous year. As such,
celebration of End-Ulu-
Aha rotates through every
season, in turn, throughout
the countries around the
world. At the end of the
month of Zil-Hijj of
1425A.H. of Muslim
calendar, this year, the new
1426 A.H. year of Muslim
year will start, Insha Allah,
'that is Allah Willing.
Sacrifice of a lamb or
(continued on page 13)


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FLORIDA


The Salam Club of
Miami held its annual
Luncheon on May 15th, at
the Radisson Hotel,
adjacent to the Miami
Merchandise Mart.
Mote than 70 guests
enjoyed a delicious
luncheon in beautiful
surroundings. One guest
from each table took
home a lovely, fresh plant.
as usual, one of our most
thoughtful and generous
members, Loris Azze,
provided useful and
desirable gifts of stylish
costume jewelry and
accessories as door prizes.
The Salam Club was
honored to have as its
guests; Dr. Carlos Johary,
or Longwood, Federation
Vice President for the
state of Florida and his
wife Sonia; Ray Gazil of
Orlando, President of the


Picnic
(continued from page 2)
friends; picnic fare and
traditional Arabic food
and a Pastry Bar.-
Earlier this year the
group hosted an Arabic
dinner and dance for the
young members.
Although some of the
adults admitted to ha\ ing
three left feet, all had fun
watching the kids learn
the Dubki, individual and


Syrian Lebanese Clubs of
FLorida, and his wid,
Rita; and George
Korkmas, of Alvin,
Texas, President of teh
Southern Federation, and
his wide, Theresa. The
members of the Salam
Club felt honored that
these dedicated people
traveled great distanced to
participate in this event
and to meet them.
The Salam Club of
Miani is a charitable
Foundation and ; is
thankful to have the
resources to donate
thousands of dollars to
charity and scholarships
each year. We look
forward to another year of
giving, under the
guidance of capable'
leaders.
June Mansour Thomas


Arbic line dancing, and
the basic drum beat for
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(hand drum).
From 5 years old to
the 95 year olds a great
feeling of pride.was
apparent for all in
attendance.
Peace Sunshine -
Happiness
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FLORIDA / GEORGIA


St. Jude
(continued from page 1)
today, daytime television.
Daytime television has
not .forgotten Danny
Thomas or St .Jude. For
more than a decade, the
stars of As the World
Turns; All My Children,
One Life to Live, The
Your and the Restless,
General Hospital,
Guiding Light, Another
World, The Bold and the
Beautiful, Days of Our
Lives, and other programs
have supported the
institution through an
.even called Daytime
Television Salutes the St.
Jude Children's Research


Hospital.
The event was the idea
of Emmy-award winning
actress Martha Byrne,
who plays Lily on As the
World Turns. Byrne has
been a supporter of St.
Jude since, at the age of
10, she appeared in Annie
on Broadway. "My mom
always donated a portion
of my earnings to St.
Jude," Byrne says. "She
loved the hospital and felt
that when you are given
an opportunity you should
give back."
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knocked on the door of
the St. Jude fund-raising
offices in New York, told
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SOUTH CAROLINA / TENNESSEE


Defend Image
(continued from page 1)
That call comes as
newspapers in Europe
continue to publish
intentionally provocative
and insulting cartoons of
the prophet, and Muslims
worldwide express their
outrage through boycotts
and protests. Some. media
outlets, such as CNN have
made an editorial decision
not to show the cartoons.
CNN wrote: "CNN has
chosen to not show the
cartoons in respect for


Islam."
SEE: Storm Grows over
Mohammad Cartoons
http://edition.cnn.com/2
006/WORLD/europe/02/0
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Proposed Outline of
Khutbah for Friday
February 3, 2006
What the Prophet
Muhammad means to
Muslims
-Aspects of the
prophet's personality
The Messenger and the
message
SIgnorance fuels
adverse reactions to the


prophet's message
How the Prophet
Muhammad dealt with
personal attacks
Precluding
punishment for the people
of Taif
-Offering kindness to
abusive neighbors
Offering amnesty to
former enemies in Mecca
Ignorance can only be
countered by education
and personal examples of
good character
The prophet's love,
mercy, good manners, and
educational approach


turned foes into friends
Turn these defamatory
incidents into a learning
opportunity.
Share information
about the prophet with
your neighbors of other
faiths.
Representatives of the
CAIR met today with the
Norwegian ambassador to
the United States to
express Muslim concerns
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VIRGINIA / WASHINGTON


Equal Justice
(continued from page 1)
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more imposing judicial
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people."(The Supreme
Court Historical
Society).*
First assembled in
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Washington, the District
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Supreme Court Building
was -constructed and
completed in 1935, with
its principal material of


marble. *
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stand in wait inside the
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Court, but typically guests
and visitors -enter through
the bronze doors of the
west front which opens
into the Great Hall where
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of the most beautiful
buildings in the United
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of the Great Hall and, to
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MARYLAND


Al Jazeera
(continued from page 1)
Al Jazeera has achieved
this increase by allowing
Osama bin Laden and his
Followers to reach
millions of Arab viewers
with their extremist
rhetoric. The impact of
bin Laden's hateful and
destructive message
would have been
minimized had a rational,
moderate discussion of
the issues been presented
to viewers in the region.
Hoxvever, this did not
occur because
unconstrained dialogue on
Arab television in general
and Al Jazeera : in
particular was absent.
SIn the past, airline
hijackers threatened to
kill innocent hostages to
gain access to the
electronic media, through
Which they intended to
deliver their political
messages. Most* often,
these attempts failed.-
Howe.er, by killing
thousands of innocent
people bin Laden
guaranteed that his
message of murder and
hatred would reach
millions of viewers of Al
Jazeera and other Arab
and Western networks.
The tragedy that prevails
in the Muslim world is
now delineated in the


following questions:
What do advocated of
moderate, open and
enlightened Islamic
discourse have to do to
gain their deserved place
on television screens?
Must they, too, resort to
threats of violence to be
heard or seen?
The Arab government
in Qatar, the home of Al
Jazeera, is more wary of
encouraging critical,
rational discussion within
Islam which might
question some of the
assumptions of Islam's
official orthodoxy than
of giving airtime to bin
Laden's extremist
rhetoric. The government
of Qatar fears that any
enlightened, discourse on
Islam might turn the
conservative religious
institutions, which have
often been used by Arab
governments to legitimize
their rule, against them.
..... he United Stated does.
not substantially differ
from the Arab
governments in "this
instance. In its attempt to
dominate the Arab region,
the U.S. also prefers'
hosting people such as bin
Laden or Saddam Hussein
who represent mostly
undebatable extremism.
The nature of the
relationship between the
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of State Colin Powell
announced before a
Congressional panel on
February 11, 2003 that
new evidence regarding
bin Laden's supposed
relationship with Saddam
Hussein would be
broadcast later in the day
by Al Jazeera.
The network's
management had initially
attempted to avoid such
scandal by denying the
existence of the tape, but
at th end of the day, Al


Jazeera broadcast the
purported "evidence."
This, the world lived
through a surreal moment
in which the Secretary of
State of a great power
provided an
advertisement for a bin
Laden videotape, thereby
pressuring Al Jazeera to
broadcast the footage.
This broadcast resulted in
a scenario in which bin
Laden became the
television spokesman for
Islam, not just for Arab
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HOUSTON, TEXAS / DALLAS, TEXAS


Arabic Language
(continued from page 1)
In this brief quote, al-
Jawhari shows the
ranking that classical
Islam assigned to the
Arabic language until the
19th century: Arabic was
known as the language
chosen by God. All
knowledge, including
religious and secular, is
dependent on this
language.
Al-Jawhari's words
reveal an element of
purism, a major feature of
the Arabic language and
one which has
accompanied the
language for more than
1,000 years. The very title
of his dictionary
expresses his major
concern with the precision
of the language: Al Sihah
translates as "correct."


According to classic Arab
thought, what is not part
of the language, i.e., that
which is incorrect, risks
corrupting the language
by disguising itself as
being correct.
Why is this? Since the
advent of the Arabic
language, Arabic speakers
have yearned for the
feeling of their language,
partially because of socio-
linguistic conditions,
which have led to the rise
of the Arabic language in
history. When Arabic
emerged in history around
the 7th century, it already
had a long history, as the
inscriptions attest. It was
characterized by "its
richness and its
flexibility," qualities that
made Arabic superior to
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TEXAS / OKLAHOMA


Rukab-Happich
(continued from page 2)
High. School and is
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SThe bridegroom, son of
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Caroline Rukab was the
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Akel-Straub
(continued from page 2)
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Ossi-Overby
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The bride, daughter of
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Jacksonville, graduated from
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Jesus Christ
(continued from page 3)
righteousness of saints. And
he saith unto me, Write,
Blessed are they which are
called unto the marriage
supper of the Lamb. And he
saith unto me, These are the
true sayings of God. And I
fell at his feet to worship
him. And he said unto me,
See thou do it not: I am thy
fellow servant; and of thy
brethren that have -the
testimony of Jesus: worship
God: foi the testimony of
Jesus is the spirit of
prophecy. And I saw heaven
opened, and behold a white
horse; and he that sat upon
him was 'called Faithful and
Turf,and in righteousness he
doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of
fire, and on his head were
many crowns, and he had a


name written, that no man
knew, but he himself. And he
was clothed with a cesture
dipped in blood: and his
name is called The Word of
God. And the armies which
were in heaven followed
him upon white horses,
clothed in fine linen, white
and clean. And out of his
mouth goeth a sharp sword,
that with it he should smite
the nations: and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron: and
he treadeth the winepress of
the fierceness and wrath of
Almighty God. And he hath
on his vesture and on his
thigh a name written, KING
OF KINGS, AND LORD
OF LORDS.
And I saw an angel
standing in the sun; and he
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saying to all the fowls that
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Eid-ul-Azha
(continued from page 3)
goat on the 10th of Zil-Hijj
commemorates the
memory of Hazrat Ibrahim,
.sacrificing physically his
eldest son Hazrat Ismael,
under the commandments
of Allah, Almighty. When
Hazrat Ibrahim was ready
to sacrifice his minor eldest
son Ismael who himself
had shown willingness to
be sacrificed, to fulfill the
Will of Allah, a lamb
appeared on the scene.
Hazrat Ibrahim was then
Asked by Revelation to
slaughter the lamb instead.
Hazrat Ibrahim was
informed by Allah
Almighty that his sacrifice
had duly been accepted.
Another explanation of
Jazrat Ibrahim's sacrificing
his eldest some Ismael was
fulfilled in another way.
Hazrat Ibrahim, under the
command of Allah, took his
wife Hajirah, minor son
Ismael and left them in the
.then barren place, under the
protection of Allah
Almighty. Th then barren

Jesus Christ
(continued from page 12)
Come and gather yourselves
together unto the uspper of
the great God; That ye may
eat the flesh of kings, and the
flesh of captains, and the
flesh of mighty men, and the
flesh of horses, and of them


place has now thronged
into a fertilized valley and
is Macca, Saudi Arabia,
where millions of Muslims
go for pilgrimage in
commemoration of the then
sacrifice ofHazrat Ibrahim,
Hazrat Ismael, and Hazrat
Hajirah. Later, Hazrat
Ibrahim, with the
assistance of Hazrat
Ismael, rebuilt "Kaaba" in
Mecca, the Ancient House
of worship,. originally built
by Hazrat Adam. The
pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi
Arabia, in incumbent upon
every Muslim, male or
female, at least once in a
lifetime, provided he or she
enjoys good health, is clear
of all kinds of debt and
passage is safe to travel..
There every one, on the
10th of Zilhijj; sacrifices a
lamb, goat, cow, or camel.
Throughout. the world,
millions and now perhaps
billions of -Muslims
celebrate the Festival of
End-Ulu-Aha with zeal and
enthusiasm. On the
morning of the 10th of
Zilhijj, every one gets busy

that sit on them, and the flesh
of all men, both free and
bond, together to make war
against him that sat on the
horse, and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and
with him the flase prophet
that wrought miracles before
him, with which he deceived


in taking bath, put on new
clothes, new Shoes, etc.
Generally, with a light
breakfast, no breakfast on
whose behalf sacrifice will
be made, people proceed to
End Gah, a designated open
place, for congregational
prayer. After the prayer,
people greet one another
with salutation and uttering
End Mubarak that is Happy
End to you and the response
is with salutation, Happy
End to you too. In as much
as Men and Women do not
mix together, women offer
their End Prayer in a
separate tent, close by, and a
similar kind of happiness
and enjoyment is seen there.
People return to their
homes from different
routes to exhibit their unity
and pomp and show.
Having reached home, they
are eager to slaughter lamb
or goat. The animal to be
'slaughtered is purchased
well in advance to feed
properly. It is understood
that the sacrificed animal
will carry the person on
whose behalf sacrifice was

them that had received the
mark of the beast, and htem
that worshiped his image.
These both were cast alive
into a lake of fire buying
with brimstone.
Put your trust in the
living and only savior and
have .eternal life. Your


made across a bridge called
"Pull Sirat" leading to
Heaven. The meat of the
sacrificed animal is divided
in three portions; one for
family; one for relatives;
and one to be distributed
among the poor. The skin
of the slaughtered animal is
given to charity.
Everyone in the
household receives money
called "Eidee" to spend at
one's own sweet will. Joy
of the children knows no
bounds. They go to special
fairs held on this festival.
People visit one another,
friends and relatives.
Streets and houses are
illuminated. The End-Ulu-
Aha festival lasts for three
days, and all places of
business and educational
institutions are closed.
SThe Muslim festival of
End-Ulu-Aha is an
occasion of enjoyment and
happiness. But frivolity is
not permissible. Muslims
spend the days of the
festival in righteousness,
piety, being thankful and
glorifying Allah, Almighty.

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St. Jude
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