Eid Ul-Adha: MUSLIMS around the globe is all set to rejoice and celebrates the festival Eid ul-Adha. The festival Eid ul-Adha is also touted as the very popular festival globally.
What is Eid ul-Adha?
Eid ul-Adha (also spelled Eid al-Adha) is one of the holiest and second popular Eid of the Islamic year.
The festival Eid ul-Adha is also regarded as “the feast of the sacrifice”, it celebrates the Prophet Ibrahim, and he was commanded by God to sacrifice his only son.
Satan tried to lure Ibrahim as he geared up and prepared to commit the deed, but the prophet drove the devil away by throwing stones at him.
As he prepared to slit his son’s throat, God replaced his son with a ram. Ibrahim had passed the test of his faith.
In admiration, honor, and respect of Ibrahim, Muslims sacrifice goats, lambs, cows and other animals on Eid ul-Adha – or Greater Eid – in the name of God.
The meat is then the family, friends and neighbors shared with each other as well as they donate something to the poor people as well as.
The celebration is touted as amongst the holiest celebration or carnival of the Islamic calendar. Eid ul-Adha also marks the conclusion of the Hajj – the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which is the centre of the Islamic world.
All Muslims as per believes must commence and embark the journey at least once in their lifetime who are physically and financially able.
This year on 2017, 2 million people will be gathered in Saudi Arabia in order to perform the Hajj.
In June Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the fasting month of Ramadan Muslim.
When is Eid ul-Adha?
This nationwide holiday begins on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and the festival runs for four days in consecutive numbers.
This year, Eid ul-Adha started this Friday, 1st September 1and the carnival will end on the evening of Tuesday, 5th September.
Pakistanis will celebrate Eid this Saturday on 2nd September.
What does Eid Mubarak mean?
The Arabic greeting translates to “blessed Eid” and it is very common and loving way for the Muslims and non-Muslims alike to greet each while they have seen celebration this festival.
Some add “kul ‘am wantum bikhair”, which means “I hope for you to stay safe in the passing year”.
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