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sacrifice

(sak′rĭ-fīs″) [L. sacrificare, to make or offer a sacrifice]
1. To give up or yield something of value.
2. To experience a loss.
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While parents of martyrs said they feel proud that their young sons have sacrificed their lives for the cause of beloved homeland.
In commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's ultimate show of obedience, the prescribed animal (usually goat or sheep) is sacrificed by Muslims and divided into three parts: one third of the share is given to the poor; another part is shared with relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is retained by the family.
Addressing a ceremony held at Al-hamra in connection with Police Martyrs Day, Interim CM Dr Hasan Askari said the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while performing their official duties are our heroes and there are great objectives behind great sacrifices like martyrdom.
In Guatemala, children were sacrificed and buried with a Maya King to "benefit" him in his afterlife.
The Day, he said, represents a new day in our history to show appreciation of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives and all that is precious for their country and showed that nothing is more precious than the nation, a day that represent the Martyrs' sacrifice for the sake of their future and the hope for the country to be the most beautiful homeland.
Meanwhile, health and environmental experts have stressed the importance of properly removing blood, offal and other waste after an animal has been sacrificed.
"If each pilgrim himself sacrificed a sheep, there wouldn't be enough space," said Rabie Saleh, a Sudanese in line at a Saudi Post office at the Jamrat Bridge.
thousands of animals are sacrificed every year in the name of worship," the court said.
When the blood of a sacrifice is brought to the altar, the life force (nefesh) of the sacrificed animal is returned to God.
The item sacrificed to a god is a kind of gift, that is, it is freely given to the god while the god is not legally required to reciprocate.
It reinforces our loyalty and faithfulness to Allah, for all other loyalties become secondary as they are sacrificed for the sake of this loyalty.
2011(TUR) - Turkish aid associations sacrificed animals and distributed meat to people in need in Gaza during Eid al-Adha religious holiday on Monday.