Salam dear friends,
Today, we celebrate a very important Islamic day: It’s Eid al-Adha, meaning “Festival of the sacrifice” or “the Feast of Sacrifice” , also called as the “Major Festival”.
A lot of you won’t understand what this Eid is all about.. I’m going to share with 5 things you need to know about Eid al-Adha… Enjoy 😉
I’ll begin by saying: Eid Mubarak to all of you… What I just said is routine greetings used during the observance to offer best wishes 🙂 😀 🙂
1)_ Eid al-Adha begins on the 10 day of Dhu’l-Hijja, the last month of the Islamic calendar. It occurs at the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.
2)_ Muslims all over the world who can afford it , sacrifice a sheep (sometimes a goat) as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to ALLAH.
3)_ Eid al-Adha commemorates when ALLAH appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God stopped him and gave him a sheep to kill in place of his son.
A version of the story also appears in the Torah and in the Bible’s Old Testament.
4)_ This festival usually starts with Muslims going to the Mosque for prayers, dressed in their best clothes, and thanking ALLAH for all the blessings they have received.
5)_ We share out the meat among us, family, and the poor, who each get a third share.
This Eid is an occasion to share love and care between all the Muslims 😉 Enjoy the rest of the day, visit your family, and be happy…. Happy Eid to all of you 😉