Eid-ul-Adha falls on the 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month according to the Islamic Lunar calendar. Eid-ul-Adha is among the two primary holy festivals of Muslims and is also referred to as a “Festival of Sacrifice.”
It is around the same time when the annual pilgrimage for the Islamic followers, Hajj takes place. It is a three-day festival and is celebrated all around the world commemorating the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim one of the greatest devotees of the Allah, and his son Ismail.
The significance of Eid-ul-Adha:
The history of Eid-ul-Adha can be traced back to centuries when prophet Ibrahim a devotee and believer had a dream in which he was asked to sacrifice his son Ismail. His son became adamant about doing so and the moment Ibrahim was about to slay Ismail’s head, the all-merciful Allah saved him by replaced Ismail with a sheep. The prophet Ibrahim and his family gave us the invaluable lesson of altruism, self-sacrifice and the willingness to win Allah’s satisfaction at any cost possible.
From then an annual tradition is being followed that every individual sacrifices an animal in the name of the almighty and remembers the fearlessness of Ismail. Muslims sacrifice animals and then distribute the meat of the sacrificed animal among friends, family and the poor and needy.
In the Holy Quran, its mentioned:
“It is very important to understand that the sacrifice itself, as practiced by Muslims, has nothing to do with apologizing for our sins or using the blood to wash ourselves from sin. It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your devotion that reaches Him.”
Date & Timing for Eid-ul-Adha 2018 In India
This year in India Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on 22 August and will continue up till the 24th. The annual namaaz for Eid-ul-Adha will be offered on Wednesday morning that is 22nd August 2018. The namaaz will be offered between 6 AM to 11 AM. The sacrifices (qurbaani) will only be offered after the namaaz.
An Ideal Way To Celebrate Eid-ul-Adha
- Distributing the meat of the sacrificed animal among the poor and needy. There are a lot of people who could not afford to eat a satisfying meal so try providing them with some happiness.
- Buy some new clothes and among those Kurta should be there as it reflects the serenity of the festival.
- Maintain cleanliness by celebrating eco-friendly Eid. The society where we live in should be kept clean as on this day. Animal skins and bones should not be dumped in the open.
- Try performing the rituals in an enclosed ground so that people other peoples would not face any hindrance.
- Prepare delicious dishes like mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, and invite all your friends and family.
- Don’t forget to enjoy Sheer Khurma, a traditional delicious dessert dish made especially during the festival of Eid.
- And last but not the least, Spread happiness and a vibe of positivity around as festivals are the time of catching up with families and friends.
Quotes and best wishes for Eid-ul-Adha
Here are a few best wishes quotes that you can share with friends and family to mark this auspicious occasion and how to say Eid Mubarak:
- May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your transgressions and sins and ease the suffering of all people around the globe. Keep me in your prayers. Eid Mubarak
- May the blessings of Allah be with you and bless you with peace and bring joy to your heart and home – Eid Mubarak
- May Your Plate Of Life Be Always Full Of Sweet Siwaiyan Topped With The Nuts Of Happiness. With Best Eid Wishes, May You Have A Happy Eid-ul-Adha.
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