EID-EL-KABIR: TEN FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Though the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir has not started in full measure, it is not too early to say, Happy Eid-el-Kabir to every Muslim faithful. And also to Nigeria in its entirety. Despite the several economic and security factors attempting to deplete this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, all hands are on deck to make sure the celebration embodies, in all respect, the solemnity of the feast. Here are ten facts you need to take note of as we plunge into this festive period which is to begin on Friday, the 1st of September, all through to Monday, the 4th of September.

  1. THE  MEANING OF EID-EL-KABIR

The name, Eid-el-Kabir, is an Arabic phrase for “Feast of the Sacrifice”. Another way of calling it is Bakr-Eid (Sacrifice Feast). Eid-el-Kabir can also be called Eid-al-Adha.THE ORIGIN

2. THE ORIGIN

According to Islamic sources, Eid-el-Kabir epitomises the willingness and sacrifice exhibited by Ibrahim. Ibrahim who was asked by Allah to sacrifice Ishmael, the promised son, was very complaint even to the point of almost giving up his son. It was the angel Jibril that stopped him in his tracks and told him that due to his submissiveness, his sacrifice had been accepted already. Woven into this was Ibrahim’s journey from Canaan to the rocky plains of Mecca, Saudi Arabia with his Hagar, Adnan, and Ishmael.

On his return to Canaan, he left behind Hagar and Ishmael who ran out of food and water. Due to Allah’ provision, Hagar and her son were able to drink from a spring of water and even got food by selling from the water.

Ishmael became a prophet delivering the message of submission from God to nomads in the desert. This served as a precedent to the present Hajj.

3. SOLEMN PRAYER

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PIC. 9. MUSLIMS PRAYING DURING EID EL-KABIR CELEBRATION AT ISHERI-OSHUN, IJEGUN IN ALIMOSHO LCDA OF LAGOS STATE ON THURSDAY (24/9/15).
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To commence the Eid-El-Kabir, prayers are offered at all the mosques all over the world. This is to seal the solemnity of the feast, as Eid-el-Kabir is considered the holiest of the two Muslim celebrations we have.

4. THE SACRIFICE

EID EL KABIRThis is the highpoint of the Eid-El-Kabir celebration. Even before the appointed time for Eid-El-Kabir, several lorries are seen towing the roads in Nigeria supplying rams and cows to the many markets from where they will be sold out to Muslims. After the prayers at the mosques, these animals are slaughtered in the head to represent Ibrahim’s own willingness to sacrifice his own son.

The representative sacrifice might not necessarily be a cow or ram, it can be a camel or goat, depending on the prevalent culture in a given place. However, the domestic animal used must meet certain requirements to be accepted.

5. COSTUME

eid el kabirFor the slaughtering of the animal, a blue coat clothing must be worn. Also, very festive clothes are worn on the other days. This is the time when the Muslims wear their very best. The women wear new, stylish lace, Ankara and colourful hijabs. Most times, the men are seen putting on guinea or damask clothing, with fanciful caps.

6. SHARING

During the Eid-El-Kabir, a lot of love is spread in style. The animals sacrificed are meant to be divided into three part. One part is for the family who slaughtered it. While the other two are for relatives and friends and the indigent ones respectively. Also, families visit one another and share meals together even after the celebration. Even these meats are taken across borders to be shared with truly indigent people.

7. SECURITY

According to security forces, 33,000 security personnel have been deployed nationwide to ensure peace and security. Also, due to the relative peace that has pervaded the North East in recent times, the former fear that accompanied the region in the past, preventing them from celebrating the Eid-El-Kabir has been somewhat dissipated. Expectedly, those in the North-East anticipate highly this year’s celebration.

8. EID MUBARAK

EID EL KABIRFor the Eid-El-Kabir, Muslims all the world greet themselves in just one way- by saying, Eid Mubarak. This form of greeting is one regulated way of showing the success of the Eid-El-Kabir celebration and shows the happiness of the Muslims in encountering yet another celebration.

9. THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR

It should be noted that the date assigned for the observance of the Eid-El-Kabir differ due to the several calendar dates we have. In the Gregorian Calendar, the celebration starts on the 1st of September which is tomorrow. But for the Islamic Calendar, it happens on the 10th day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah. This is usually eleven days later than the date assigned by the Gregorian calendar.

10. HOW TO MAKE THIS PERIOD MERRIER THROUGH VTPASS.COM

Vtpass.com, an online payment platform, can make this year’s Eid-El-Kabir really special and merrier for all our Muslim, and every Nigerian in general. Buying your phone airtime, renewing your data subscription or cable TV subscription or paying your electricity bill will not be the easiest thing to do at this time. As all the financial and commercial institutions will be readily closed to honour the occasion. But do you know that by logging in to www.vtpass.com, you can pay all your pending bills without stress? And more than this, you can pay from anywhere you are and at any time. Are you in the midst of the festive celebration and you need to buy your 9mobile, Airtel, MTN, GLO airtime or data subscriptions, vtpass.com is the best place to turn. Just by logging in to www.vtpass.com, you can conveniently do this.

And this is not a good time for your meter to give any red signal, or your DStv, GOtv or Startimes decoder to go off. But if it does, do not panic. You can simply log on to www.vtpass.com. And in three easy steps, your celebration will lighten up again.

Do you know that you can also make more money by joining any of our affiliate programs? Visit the site www.vtpass.com for more information. Once again, happy Eid-El-Kabir.

 

ROCK YOUR SATURDAY WITH A ROMPER

Thank God it’s Friday. But more than anything, thank God tomorrow is Saturday!!! While Friday paints the day with party denim and disco lights beaming in dim clubhouses; there ain’t no way any Saturday will go without some wedding ceremony, wedding anniversary and the likes.

Yes, Friday may be great and feisty, but really, Saturday is the life.

Needing something to wear for that special occasion tomorrow. Why not rock a romper.

But before we get any further, you would want to know that vtpass.com, your one stop online platform allows you a convenient and quick means to pay all your pending bills. You can pay your electricity bills, buy data subscription, buy phone airtime and so on from wherever you are by simply logging on to www.vtpass.com. If you are in a Saturday frenzy mood, amidst friends celebrating or in a wedding ceremony with that Owambe aura whiffed everywhere, do not spoil the fun by worrying too much about how to pay pending bills, just visit www.vtpass.com and comfortably pay your bills without stress.

Now, back to romper rocking. Rompers are popularly known as casual wears, something you can just comfortably strap on in raging heat. But hey, they can now be worn to very formal or ceremonious occasions. It all depends on great styling.

Here are ten great Ankara Rompers you can rock to any Saturday Ariya parties.

ankara romper

 

off shoulders rompers

romper, jumpsuit

 

rompers
THERE ARE MORE OPTIONS TO PICK FROM
ROMPERS
YET MORE OPTIONS

Make sure to put your favourite pictures on your Instagram, Facebook and twitter pages. To buy sufficient data subscription to do this, you need not drag your pretty high heels and stilettos to any phone booth, simply log on to www.vtpass.com. Also, call all your peeps and share your excitement with them by buying airtime directly and conveniently with www.vtpass.com.

 

With VTpass.com you can’t be Bored Over the Weekend

After a long week of hard work, do you still have to use the word “I’m Bored” on weekends?

Here are ways you can enjoy every bit of your weekend with Friends and Family

Host a Themed Movie Night

There are many movies that have sequels. Pick a genre that your family would enjoy. Ensure you have plenty of popcorn & snacks on hand to make the viewing a special one.

Watch Sports over Chilled Drinks

Catch all the exciting Football, Basketball, Crickets fixtures this weekend on your DStv, GOtv and Startimes which you can renew easily on VTpass.com
To do the above, renew your DStv, GOtv and Startimes subscription on VTpass.com

Also pay your electricity bills on VTpass.com to remain connected.

We provide meter token for the following Electricity Distribution Companies:

Other services available

To enjoy any of our services, simply visit www.vtpass.com

We also have API for developers to integrate our services.

How to Buy Phone Airtime Online

What do you do when your phone runs out of airtime and you live very far from where you can buy Airtime? Do you go through the stress of walking down to a vendor’s shop or drive down to a the nearest ATM  to Recharge airtime on your mobile phone? This could be so tiring.

Here is the good news, with VTpass.com you don’t have to worry about going through all that stress in getting airtime on your mobile phone. We bring convenience to your doorstep.

VTpass offers an online platform that allows you to conveniently make purchase for services. Services like Phone Airtime Recharge, Internet Data bundle subscription, Cable TV subscription such as DTSV, GOTV, Startimes TV, Electricity bills (PHCN) and many more.

But today we are talking about how to purchase Airtime for the different networks ( MTN, GLO,ETISALAT, Airtel) directly on your mobile phone.

Simple steps to buy Phone Airtime on VTpass

Let me walk you through on how to Buy Airtime on VTpass.com:

 

  1. Log on to VTpass.com

Recharge your phone on VTpass.com

  1. Select the network of choice (All network Available)

Buy phone airtime Online

 

  1. Fill in the required details

Make payment online for Airtime

  1. Confirm the details you filled in, then click “Pay with card” to be directed to the Interswitch payment gateway

Pay for Phone airtime online

5. After being directed to the Interswitch Webpay payment gateway, enter details of your ATM/Debit card to complete your transaction. Interswitch processes Mastercard, Visa card and Verve cards at the moment.

Phone Airtime payment

 

 

Upon the successful completion of the payment, your mobile phone will be recharged automatically. Only the value of the recharge voucher will be deducted from your account, there are no extra charges. For instance, if you buy a N100 recharge airtime voucher, only N100 will be deducted  from your bank account / card and nothing more.

Please note that you must have an active ATM card for online transactions. You might not be able to proceed with the transaction if your ATM card is not active.

The beautiful thing about Vtpass.com is that you get to make all these transactions without leaving the comfort of your home or place of work which is an undeniable feeling of satisfaction.

Developers can also access airtime recharge and other other services through the VTpass Developer API.

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