Eid ul Adha is the second biggest religious festival of Muslims all around the world. It is an occasion of immense happiness and joy that is celebrated with friends and family. There are different names of Eid ul Adha in different languages. Eid e Kabir, Bari Eid, Eid e Qurban, Id Adha are some of its names. In the literal sense, its meaning is “festival of Celebration”.
When Is Eid Ul Adha Celebrated?
Eid ul Adha is celebrated in the last month of the lunar calendar that is Dhul Hijjah and on its 10th date. It continues on the 11th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah as well. But some people argue that it continues three days after the Eid ul Adha first day.
The lunar calendar is different from the solar calendar as it depends on the sight-seeing of the moon, which is independent of the international timeline Eid is celebrated on different dates in different countries.
How Is Eid Ul Adha Celebrated?
Eid ul Adha is celebrated with the religious spirit all around the world. It is an occasion of happiness, laughter, and joy. People usually spend Eid with their friends and families. They wear clean and neat clothes. And went for the Eid prayer where they pray two Rak’ at salat after Imam. After which they listen to the sermon of Imam. When the sermon ended, they embrace each other and wishes each other Eid Mubarak.
People gave gifts and money to each other to increase their celebration and show their love for each other.
Traditions Of Eid Ul Adha
It is a common tradition to sacrifice an animal on Eid ul Adha. Muslims sacrifices animal in the commemoration of the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim. When Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) was ready to sacrifice Ismael on the order of Allah, his most beloved belongings. He never wavered for a moment to sacrifice him and went to fulfill Allah’s order. But Allah was so pleased with this that he sent a sheep instead to sacrifice and said his sacrifice has already been accepted.
Then Muslims all around the world sacrifice animals on Eid ul Adha to show their submissiveness to Allah, their creators, will.
Meat is divided into three equal parts. One for relatives and friends, one for your close family members and the last part is for those who cannot afford to sacrifice animals on Eid ul Adha.
Eid Ul Adha And Hajj
Hajj is an essential request of Islam and is the fifth pillar of one’s Islamic faith. Eid ul Adha is celebrated by Muslims all around the world on the last day of Hajj. It is obligatory for all Muslims to perform Hajj once in their lifetime if they are fit and healthy and can afford Hajj. Hajj is an act of worship for Muslims to renew their faith and see their purpose in life.
Eid ul Adha is an event of celebration that is celebrated with religious harmony by the Muslims of the world. An animal is a slaughter in the remembrance of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S).