Monday, 1 November 2010

Tameside residents set for Eid celebrations


Residents in Tameside are all set for Eid celebrations taking place at Hyde Town Hall this weekend.

The free event - which is open to all and has been organised by Tameside Council's arts, events and tourism team in partnership with a community steering group - will take place in November 6, from noon to 4pm.

Hosted by 103.6FM Tameside Radio, the celebrations will start with a traditional Islamic blessing. Members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about Eid and to share in the celebrations.

Nasheed performances will be presented by Islamic artist, Kamal Uddin, and children from Hyde Jamia Mosque, and the Penny Meadow Jamia Mosque, Ashton. The line-up will also include performances from Falah Educational Society, Khushamdid, and other members of the community will be showcasing their talents. For the first time, Peshkar Productions, an intercultural theatre company, has been engaged to work with a small number of primary schools to explore the concept of Eid.

As part of this celebration day, Peshkar Productions and the young people will showcase their multi-platform digital theatre project during the afternoon.

There will also be a variety of free activities in the town hall’s Newton Suite, including henna hand painting, face painting, Eid card making and banner making workshops, basket weaving and other arts and craft activities.

Stalls and information stands will be dotted around the main hall and traditional Asian food provided by Hyde restaurant Bangla City will be served at a reasonable price.

Cllr Jackie Lane, assistant executive member for arts and heritage, said: "Eid is a very special time to Muslims around the world and the Hyde celebrations present us with an excellent chance to learn about them while enjoying ourselves." Manchester Evening News

What a lovely propaganda piece from the Manchester Evening News and Cllr Jackie Lane. Now let's have the truth about what Muslims are really planning for this Festival of Blood. Roy West - you should get out onto the streets of Dukinfield and tell the electorate what their ward councillor is promoting!

What is Eid al-Adha?
At the end of the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). In 2010, Eid al-Adha will begin on approximately November 16th, and will last for three days.

What does Eid al-Adha commemorate?
During the Hajj, Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Abraham. The Qur'an describes Abraham as follows:

"Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous." (Qur'an 16:120-121)

One of Abraham's main trials was to face the command of Allah to kill his only son. Upon hearing this command, he prepared to submit to Allah's will. When he was all prepared to do it, Allah revealed to him that his "sacrifice" had already been fulfilled. He had shown that his love for his Lord superceded all others, that he would lay down his own life or the lives of those dear to him in order to submit to God.

Why do Muslims sacrifice an animal on this day?
During the celebration of Eid al-Adha, Muslims commemorate and remember Abraham's trials, by themselves slaughtering an animal such as a sheep, camel, or goat. This action is very often misunderstood by those outside the faith.

Allah has given us power over animals and allowed us to eat meat, but only if we pronounce His name at the solemn act of taking life. Muslims slaughter animals in the same way throughout the year. By saying the name of Allah at the time of slaughter, we are reminded that life is sacred.

The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly given away to others. One-third is eaten by immediate family and relatives, one-third is given away to friends, and one-third is donated to the poor. The act symbolizes our willingness to give up things that are of benefit to us or close to our hearts, in order to follow Allah's commands. It also symbolizes our willingness to give up some of our own bounties, in order to strengthen ties of friendship and help those who are in need. We recognize that all blessings come from Allah, and we should open our hearts and share with others.

It is very important to understand that the sacrifice itself, as practiced by Muslims, has nothing to do with atoning for our sins or using the blood to wash ourselves from sin. This is a misunderstanding by those of previous generations: "It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him." (Qur'an 22:37)

What else do Muslims do to celebrate the holiday?
On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local mosques. Prayers are followed by visits with family and friends, and the exchange of greetings and gifts. At some point, members of the family will visit a local farm or otherwise will make arrangements for the slaughter of an animal. The meat is distributed during the days of the holiday or shortly thereafter.

38 comments:

"An excellent council" said...

Well done Councillor Lane, promoting a culture that treats women little better than dogs. Still it should earn you and the council a few PC Brownie points.

Robert Harrington said...

Jackie, if you're so keen on Islam why don't you go and live in Pakistan or somewhwere.
As a woman you should be utterly ashamed of yourself.

No2appeasment said...

The question I intend to put forward at the next Hyde DA is: Would the authorities respect the cultural wishes of 'the community' and allow ritual slaughter to take place on Great Norbury St. Brothers in Rusholme are allowed to perform public slaughter of animals on Wilmslow Rd during Eid and so if Tameside is not a racist council they will allow it in Hyde too.

Anonymous said...

and before any of the bone thick "Labour 'fert workin' class" neanderthals start lecturing us on how humane halal is, have a bit of integrity and look full in the face what you vote for (after Labour's refusal to ban it)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQOKQ__3vQw&has_verified=1

Jackie said...

Why should I go and live in Pakistan when we are are doing everything we can to bring Pakistan here? Anyway, shut up because we must be nice to them. If we are nice to them now they will be nice to us when they are in charge.

Gunner said...

The amount of make-up she wears she'd be stoned in five seconds.

Yes to Hedonism - no to Islamic theocracy said...

Getting stoned in an Islamic country would lead to an automatic death sentence.

Barbers Chair said...

When we live in a post Muslim Britain will the traitors and collaborators be brought to trial or will they be dealt with like the French traitors at the end of the war?

I know how Galileo Galilee felt said...

Schools given right to sack BNP teachers by Tories
. Even the tyrants of New Labour did not go this far. I hope the teaching unions back any BNP teachers sacked because of this unjust Tory law. There is something wrong in Britain where an individual can sacked from his or her job just because they have differing views from the political elite. In years to come future historians will write about injustices such as this as they do now when talking about the trials and tribulations of Galileo Galilee - and he was right too!

Anonymous said...

Get those anti Tory leaflets out for Tameside Roy.

Where do I sign said JT said...

Thats it for me I agree with the benefit cuts and the child benefit cuts, George is dealing with the scrounger,and now The Tories are taking on the BNP,I am off to see my mate John for a membership form.

UAF - Labours Streetfighting Militia said...

Read here about one of Taylor and Quinn's mates - a UAF thug convicted of attacking a police officer in Bolton. This is the kind of nutter the magnifecent leaders of Tameside Council depend upon to do their dirty work.

The mans not fit to lead us said...

What are the Tories doing, this week Cameron caved in to the European union demands for more of our cash to squander,today he signed over control of our armed forces to the French,a country we have rescued twice at great cost to us,and to top all that Cameron's giving the vote to prisoners that means the vote for the BNP will now increase because most of their supporters are know criminals.
OK hes been great at hitting the poor and disabled with his cuts and he will save a few quid by not giving rich people child allowance.
Why is when these people take power they start to make stupid decisions.
Come back Gordon all is forgiven.

Allah Akbar said...

Here is the main speaker who will be officiating at the celebration at Hyde Town Hall.

In the pay of a hostile foreign power said...

According to Wikipedia, Michael Gove MP is married to Times journalist Sarah Vine, who I believe is Jewish, and they have two children.

Gove is an ardent Zionist and in February 2008 was awarded The Jerusalem Prize by the Zionist Federation, for his "unrelenting support for the State of Israel".

It is easy to see his motivation in making the statements he has regarding the BNP.

Fight the corrupt system. said...

You are the real Fascists here?
Not a good idea driving the BNP underground.
Folk won't like it. Good news for the BNP all this Hysteria.

Karl Roberts said...

Conservative policy:
1)Give criminal scum the vote (because the EU say so).
2)Stop members of a lawful political party being teachers.
Mr Gove isn't a Tory, like many others at the top of the New Conservative Party he's a liberal in the wettest sense of the word. Even Labour at their worst wouldn't have descended to pure fascism like this.

Will Backner said...

The mans not fit to lead us said.
Don't forget to mention the list of vile criminals in Lib/Lab/Con will you.
You types always forget.

Ready, Aim, ........................... said...

They should be shot not given the power to rule over decent people. Damn pervs!

Come friendly bombs... said...

The bigamist councillor on the link is from Slough, which used to be part of the UK. Brits who like Muslimcultur...sorry multiculturalism should prove it and move there.

multi-cult enrichment UK style said...

Guilty: 3 Asian Paedophiles Who Raped White Children - 5 to Go
. If you like this - keep on voting Labour.

UK tuberculosis rates highest in 30 years said...

(Reuters) - Cases of tuberculosis in Britain reached their highest level for 30 years in 2009 with 9,040 cases and the number of new drug-resistant TB cases has almost doubled in the past decade, government data showed on Thursday.

An annual tuberculosis (TB) report from the government's Health Protection Agency also said the number of multi-drug resistant cases of the disease had also doubled in the last decade, although the proportion of these extremely difficult to treat cases remains low at around 1.2 percent.

Treatment for non drug-resistant TB requires a six month course of multiple antibiotics. But for drug-resistant TB, the treatment is even more complicated and prolonged and for multi-drug resistant TB, treatment may be required for 18 months or even longer.

"We are concerned to see cases of TB at their highest levels since the 1970s. TB is a preventable and treatable condition but, if left untreated, can be life-threatening," said Dr Ibrahim Abubakar, head of TB surveillance at the HPA.

He said that while TB can affect anyone, cases are more common among people in urban areas, as with many other infectious diseases, and in immigrant communities.

Anonymous said...

"them" and "us"
Some of the comments and indeed the biased post are no better than some of the extremist crap heard elsewhere.

UAF said...

We are doing a big anti fascist campaign in Dukinfield next week all welcome to to join us, details will be posted on this site soon.

Anonymous said...

John I thought you'd already defeate the local fascist in Duky?

UAF said...

Just rounding up a few renegades who don't know the surrender document is now signed

aluman2000 said...

UAF ha ha ha I SHIT THEM

He'll never stop he's not tied down to any party said...

No still affraid of this guy he won't give in to the Dukinfield Labour Mafia.

You're going to need a bigger boat said...

Taylor's too gutless to even take minnows on on his own.

Take note said...

People like West and others who deliver leaflets with lies printed on them need to take note of the court ruling today from Oldham, they now have to re-run the election.

Local Elections 2011 said...

Taylor/uaf you are never going to stop me, till I decide to stop or to carry on.
I knew right from the start what I was up against with Taylor.
His methods, the fact, that, he was prepared to meet violent criminals from Hyde.
Making threats to involve my housing landlord (new charter housing) in one of his smear campaigns in Dukinfield.

Julie M said...

TAKE NOTE OF THIS WAG/TAYLOR

ignor him. said...

There you all go hes got you all at it again,when will you learn ignore him.
Taylor will be loving it they are not bringing anyone in from UAF hes winding you all up.

Local Elections 2011 RW. said...

Take note. Point out one lie that I have printed in a leaflet?

I can name many of Taylor's.

Anonymous said...

Taylor couldn't wind himself up.
Ha ha.

Anonymous said...

What are the laws for having fires in your back garden?

Anonymous said...

As a hindu a cow is a sacret animal and hindus from around the world will be offended by this really offensive act also in front of a child , these people are worse than animals, a cow is a god to us, you grow up drinkings its milk then you kill it, its like killing your own mum, respect this animal please. Sp

Tameside Citizen said...

Hindus are good people and I realise that they find this brutal treatment of animals as abhorrent as I do.