John and I went to an Eid-ul-Adha supper tonight. This is a Muslim holiday celebration, the feast of the sacrifice', and it commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham's) unselfish act of sacrificing his son Ishmael to God. It also celebrates the end of Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca), one of the important elements of Muslim faith.
We sat with our dear friend, Shariar Ahmed, who always makes a big fuss over John. He got up in front of the group and introduced him, reminding people that after 9-11, John encouraged the Muslim community to come together with people of other faiths so that all would understand each other better.
Anyway, the food was awesome, as always...lots of biryani rice and chicken masala and naan. Yummy. And it's always interesting to hear other people's belief systems and try to understand them. All in all, a good way to spend a Sunday night.