The Coast's Muslim community, specifically those members of the Biloxi Islamic Center, will be celebrating a couple of holidays - the center's president Sabree Rashid said both are "happy celebrations with prayer and food" - beginning Sunday with a public meal to mark Eid al-Adha.
Special guests will be the city's first responders, and the meal, which is free, will be served from noon to 2 p.m. at the center at 205 Keller Ave. in Biloxi.
Eid al-Adha is the Festival of Sacrifice and commemorates God's "test" of the prophet Abraham, whom Muslims hold up as an example of perfect obedience to God. . .They look to Abraham as an example of one who was upright and not a polytheist as many of his era were.