Eid-ul-Adha a tradition or a religious festival?
Eid-ul-Adha is an Islamic festival celebrating among Muslims in the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). The origin of this festival lies before the birth of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).
Eid-al-Adha falls in the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, and it is considered to be a particularly sacred month in the year. It is referred to as the “Sacrifice Feast” “Kurban Bayrami” (from Turkish) and “Bakrid Mubarak” in Urdu (from Pakistan). The twelfth month of the Islamic calendar provides us the opportunity to spread Eid-ul-Adha wishes and happiness.
History of Eid ul Adha
Eid-ul-Adha marks at the end of Hajj in the city of Makkah (Saudi Arabia). The history of Eid-ul-Adha can be traced back to the story which states that Abraham (A.S) was ordered by Allah, in a dream, to scarify their most beloved thing? When Abraham (A.S) woke up He realized that He had been ordered to sacrifice his son as he is the most beloved to him. When Abraham (A.S) was ready to scarify his son and closed the eyes, at that time ALLAH almighty exchanged a sheep with his son and accepted Abraham (A.S) scarifies. Thus whole Muslim nation celebrates that day as Eid ul Adha through scarifying of an animal.
Who are liable to Eid-ul-Adha scarifies?
It is only must for those who have the resources (sufficient money to buy an animal) in their hand to scarify an animal. The festival of Eid-ul-Adha starts with the prayer of ‘Eid after that exchange of Eid-ul-Adha wishes take place and then continued with the sacrifices of animals and the division of meat in relatives and poor people.
The division proceeds as follows:
- 1/3 of the total meat obtained goes to the needy people
- And 1/3 is given to neighbors and friends
- Remaining 1/3 stays with your family
Blessings of Eid ul Adha:
Eid ul Adha provides an opportunity for Muslims to show their respect to the golden principle of equality in Islam. In spite of color, creed, and race millions of Muslims get united under the roof of the mosque to perform ‘Eid prayer.
- Its one of the best times of year to forget differences and get united.
- To get back to your upset relatives and friends. A great time to forgive and forget about issues.
- A time to regenerate the bonds of love.
- Opportunity to spread love who deserves the most (poor people). On ‘Eid days you only heard the sound of “Eid wishes”, “Eid Mubarak” or Happy Eid ul Adha.
- You had to decide the best way to celebrate this ‘Eid.
- Eid ul Adha provides quality food for the most deserving as well as for the wealthiest.
As 1/3 part of the meat is provided to poor and deserving’s persons this lets them at least a month with access to food for their children. This shows how much ALLAH loves his man and how deeply and sophistically he planned for them.
Eid ul Adha celebrations:
In Islamic countries, there are two main Eid events which they are celebrating in every year one is Eid ul Fitter and the second is Eid ul Adha. Eid ul Fitter comes after the holy month of Ramadan Mubarak and eid ul Adha at the end of the Hajj in the month of Zil hajj, the celebration of Eid ul Adha remains to a period of a month, its celebrations have importance worldwide. As the sale of animals started a month earlier, Bargaining at the animal market is a tremendous scene, a great time to learn ways of negotiation. The sacrifice of animals can be made from 6 days after Eid day. Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak images are displayed on billboards. New clothes are purchased. Eid ul Azha wishes are given to each other before greetings.
The family gathering is an important part of this event’s celebrations. Barbeque nights are organized with many delicious dishes are made as the excess on meat is available.
Eid ul Adha holiday:
In Muslim countries, public holiday comprises of a minimum of 4 days. Mostly a day before the Eid day and two days after this, most people travel to their home town to celebrate that Eid ul Adha or Bakar Eid with their families while taking cards having Eid ul Azha wishes on it. Publically Eid-ul-Adha wishes are given by the government of Islamic states to the whole nation.
I hope you enjoy your ‘Eid in the best way. Don’t forget poor people in your happiness. Sharing will make you generous and science proves that generosity makes you a happier person.
Best wishes for Eid ul Azha to all of you!
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