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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

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    12-08-2019

    Eid Al Adha starts on Sunday 11 August and is a public holiday in Muslim countries and many of our Middle East Offices will be closed, as below:

    Abu Dhabi and Dubai – 11-13th August

    Amman – 11-14th August​

    Baghdad and Erbil – 11-15th August

    Doha – 11-13th August

    Riyadh – 11-15th August

    As part of our inclusive culture that places respect and support for everyone at the firm at its core, we empower all of our people to fulfil their potential through supporting and celebrating a number of key dates in the faith calendar each year.

    Eid Al Adha is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice and is the most important/holiest holiday in the Islamic calendar and follows the completion of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia (one of the five pillars of Islam). This festival also commemorates the devotion of Prophet Ibrahim (also known as Prophet Abraham; PBUH), who was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismail as an act to demonstrate his dedication to Allah. At the very point of sacrifice, Allah replaced Ismail with a ram, which was slaughtered instead.

    The festival, which will be celebrated by 1.6 billion people worldwide, will see observers dress in their best clothes. Festivities will begin with prayers at the Mosque, followed by visits to family and friends. To commemorate the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim, a goat, sheep or cow is separated into three parts (also known as Qurbani) – at least one third of the meat of the animal will go to the less fortunate, another will be given to relatives or neighbours, and the final third will be kept by the family. Charity donations may also be given to those less fortunate.

    Eid Mubarak to everyone who is celebrating!

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