The excitement is shimmering in the air about Eid-Al-Adha? Yes, we know you all are excited! The festivity spirits are already very high and people are considering the best options to go about the sacrifice. Eid-Al-Adha is a 3 day event happening every year since the time of Prophet Abraham. He si also called as Ibrahim A.S by Muslim people.
The Eid-Al-Adha Traditions
This occasion originated with Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son for the Almighty Allah. He followed the order and took Ishmael (Ismail or Ismael) to Mount Moriah in KSA. The instant he was to sacrifice his son, an angel (Jibraiel A.S) stopped him and gave him a ram to sacrifice in position of his child. Nevertheless, these events are memorized and rejoiced at Eid al-Adha.
The Moon Based Festivity!
The Islamic calendar is initiated on interpretations of the Moon and the span of a specific month can differ amid years. Therefore, foreseen dates of Eid-Al-Adha may be amended at the onset of the month of Dh’ul Hijja every year. This is about 10 days in advance. The start of the festival is after the completion of 10 days.
Public Holiday For Many!
Eid al-Adha is a public break in different countries. Major Muslim holding countries are:
- United Arab Emirates
However, it is not a coast-to-coast public holiday in nations such as:
- United Kingdom
- South America
- United States
On the other hand, some Islamic establishments may be closed or giveaway a reduced neck and neck of services. Plus, there may be some local crowding around mosques in nations where Eid -Al-Adha is not an off day for public. However, the day of Hajj, is another celebrated event internationally.
On the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha, a lot of Muslims make an exceptional attempt to pray and heed to a sermon in mosques or sittings. They also attire in new clothes, visit friends and family members, and may emblematically sacrifice an animal. This act is known as qurbani. This signifies the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the station of his son, Ismael.
Qurbani – The Sacrifice
“Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous.” (Qur’an 16:120-121)
In a number of conventionally Muslim countries, relatives or groups of families may buy an animal known as udhiya. It is usually a goat, ram or sheep, to sacrifice, but this is not public or permissible in numerous parts of certain countries. Those are:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
In these nations, people buy a whole carcass from a butcher or slaughter-house. Then they divide it among themselves or just go about buying substantial slices of meat for a public mealtime. Usually, people celebrate joint lunch or dinner on Eid-Al-Adha. Muslims also give money to aid poorer members of their local municipal and everywhere in the world to eat a meat-based food.
Hajj & Eid-Al-Adha
In the time near Eid-Al-Adha, countless Muslims take a trip to Mecca and the nearby area in Saudi Arabia. They do this to complete the Hajj – the pilgrimage. Compendium trips are prearranged from many nations. Muslims plan and store for many years to support to take part in this event. It is also notated as one of the five mainstays of Islamic religion.
As soon as the end of the Hajj comes, Muslims all over the world rejoice the break of Eid Al-Adha. For 2017, September 1st and 2nd are the current date for this big event. All the Muslims recall and honor the tribunals and victories of the Prophet Abraham (A.S).
Food, Fun & Festivity!
As its Eid, and a time to celebrate so the meaty dishes style and decorate tables. People meet and greet each other after Eid prayer and then the sacrificial begins. After they are done with the sacrifice, the ladies or cooks start cooking all types of meaty dishes to share and also to enjoy.
Thus, they all rejoice the meaty Eid with all the love, honor and care for each other. We wish the Muslim community a very hearty and meaty Eid-Al-Adha! May you all have all the fun in the world on this grand occasion!