Eid Ul Adha
Eid ul Adha is the biggest religious festival of Muslims all around the world and is the second of the two Eids, and it comes after Eid ul Fitar. Its literary meaning is “festival of sacrifice”. It is pronounced by different names all around the world. Some of which are Id al Adha, Id al Qurban, al Id al Kabir (major festival), and in Turkish it is known as Kurban Bayram. Hari Rayya Haji is it’s another name in Singapore and Malaysia.
Eid ul Adha is celebrated in remembrance of the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim. And it also marks the conclusion of Hajj.
History of Eid Ul Adha
History of Eid ul Adha goes back to the date of Hazrat Ibrahim. Hazrat Ibrahim saw in a dream that he is sacrificing his only son Ismael. He instantly knows that it is Allah’s will to sacrifice his son. He asked Ismael what you think. And he replied do as you are the command. Satan tries to shake him, but he submitted to the will of God. Just when he is about to put the blade on Ismael’s neck, Allah sent a sheep instead. And told Ibrahim that his sacrifice is already fulfilled. Then the ritual to slaughter animal on 10th of Dhul Hijjah laid. It basically shows that no humans will is higher than the will of Allah. And if you want to succeed in this world and after world then submit yourself to the will to Allah.
When is Eid Ul Adha Celebrated?
Eid ul Adha is celebrated on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the Muslims lunar calendar. And it continues for the additional three days where Muslims sacrifices animals in the memory of Hazrat Ibrahim sacrifice.
How is Eid Ul Adha Celebrated?
Eid is an occasion of happiness, celebration and joy. Everyone celebrates this day with their family, friends and loved ones. All the people dressed up in beautiful and neat clothes. The day is started with the offering of Eid prayer. Then they went to their houses to slaughter animals which is a must ritual of Eid ul Adha. After the animal is a slaughter, meat is distributed among relatives and Poors.
Eid Ul Adha and Hajj
Eid ul Adha is celebrated on the last day of Hajj. Hajj is the annual Muslims pilgrim to Mecca from all around the world. It is an essential part of one’s faith and is the fifth pillar of Islam. Muslims from all around the world perform Hajj in the month of Dhul Hijjah, and it ends on the day of Eid ul Adha. All the Muslims who are fit and healthy and can afford must go to perform Hajj once in their lifetime.
Kaaba is the holy place of Muslims that is the house of Allah. It is essential to walk around it during Hajj or Ummarah performance. Kaaba is built by Hazrat Ibrahim at a place where he is asked to sacrifice his son Ismael.