Eid ul-Adha: Celebrating the Prophetic Tradition and Islamic Solidarity

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Why is Eid ul-adha important?

Muslims celebrate two Eids yearly: Eid ul-Fitr after Ramadan and Eid ul-Adha during Qurbani. The Hajj pilgrimage celebrates the second Eid, which Muslims consider the holiest.

Eid-ul-Adha’s importance.

Muslims celebrate two Eids yearly: Eid ul-Fitr after Ramadan and Eid ul-Adha during Qurbani. The Hajj pilgrimage celebrates the second Eid, which Muslims consider the holiest.

All non-disabled Muslims must perform Hajj at least once. Every year, millions of Muslims travel to Mecca for Hajj, following Ibrahim (AS) as he left his wife, Hajra, and son, Ismail, in the desert of ancient Mecca at Allah’s (SWT) command. Hajj became a yearly trip under Muhammad (PBUH).

Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj.

Muslims who complete the Hajj pilgrimage receive the title of Hajji (men) or Hajjah (women) for life. In Islamic culture, such titles indicate wisdom and command respect.

The first pilgrimage, Hijrah, was the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) travel from Mecca to Medina, then called Yathrib, which started the tradition. Muslims on Hajj, which lasts three days, sacrifice livestock on Eid ul-Adha (Qurbani) as per the Qur’an.

Muslims prepare for Eid ul-Adha, or Qurbani Eid, on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah by conducting Wudhu, Fajr prayers, and personal hygiene (cleanliness and new clothes).

Eid prayers are traditionally held in huge congregations. Pray two Rakats and six Takbeers. A 15–20-minute Khutba follows the prayer.

After the Eid prayers and sermon, the Qurbani sacrifice begins, and the meat is divided three ways: one for the sacrificer, one for friends and family, and one for the poor and needy. Muslims then exchange presents and greetings at the sacrifice holiday.

Have a blessed Eid.

Muslim Aid wishes you a good Eid, and Allah (SWT) accepts the Hajj pilgrimage this year. If you can’t make the Hajj trip this year, donate to Muslim Aid immediately and get incentives.

Please submit your Qurbani to Muslim Aid now, and we will ensure that the sacrifice and meat distribution follow Islamic law. This gives needy households fresh meat to cook a healthy supper.

July 9, 2022, is Eid al-Adha. The second and final Islamic lunar calendar holiday. Eid al-Adha is the most important Muslim holiday, commonly known as “The Greater Festival.”

Eid al-Fitr ends Ramadan, whereas Eid al-Adha ends Hajj.

Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam, like Ramadan. Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Makkah and adjacent cities. Hajj is mandatory for healthy, adult Muslims who can afford it. Hajj symbolizes the pilgrimage of Prophet Abraham, Hagar, and Ismail; peace be upon them.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated worldwide, unlike the Hajj trip. This article explains Eid al-Adha’s meaning, significance, and celebration.

What exactly is Eid al-Adha?

Eid al-Adha means “Festival of Sacrifice.” Eid means “festival” (or holiday in modern parlance), al means “of” in this context, and Adha represents “sacrifice.”

Eid al-Adha’s significance?

Eid al-Adha honors Prophet Abraham, Hagar, and Ismail’s faith.

Islam says that life on earth tests our trust in God, and we’ll be judged on the Day of Judgment. Capacity and knowledge determine test difficulty. These exams are meant to elevate the individual to honestly know God, our Creator, and our final destination.

Prophet Abraham learned how good God is after being challenged many times. Prophet Abraham’s next challenge was sacrificing Ismail, his son, with Hagar.

How is Eid al-Adha celebrated?

Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha involve charity, dressing up, praying, reciting the takbir, and eating.

However, their charity contributions vary. Needy Muslims receive grains and dry fruit on Eid al-Fitr. Needy Muslims receive halal red meat on Eid al-Adha. It’s one of the rare times Muslims worldwide can eat meat.

The wealthy must buy goats, sheep, camels, or cows and divide the meat into thirds as a sacrifice. One-third of the animal’s flesh goes to people in need, another third to family, friends, and neighbors, and the last is used at home.

People in need receive the animal’s inedible byproducts to sell or use for domestic necessities.

Note that animal sacrifices are not offerings to God. “It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches God, but what does reach Him is your God-consciousness[…]” It shows piety. 22:37.

Traditions for Eid al-Adha

Honoring pilgrims before and after Hajj is another Eid al-Adha ritual. Hajj is like graduating or getting married to a practicing Muslim. Family and friends may give the pilgrim gifts and arrange a party!

Thanksgiving Eid.

Muslims gather on Eid to thank Allah for enabling them to fulfill their spiritual commitments before Eid. This form of thanksgiving goes beyond prayer and words. Social and humanitarian spirit is much more than that. This Islamic Thanksgiving combines spirituality and charity.

Every Eid is a remembrance day.

Muslims pray and praise Allah to remember His blessings.

They also remember the deceased by praying for their souls, the needy by aiding them, the grieved by sympathizing with them, the sick by cheery visits and well wishes, and the absentees by courteous greetings and proper consideration. Thus, the Day’s observance encompasses all aspects of human life.

Monotheist patriarch.

All “People of the Book” worship Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.), who founded monotheism.

Abraham (A.S.) is called “the Father of the Jewish people” in the Hebrew Bible. The twelve tribes of Israel are his great-grandchildren through his son Issac (Ishaq) (A.S.).

Christians believe Jesus descends from Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.), like Muslims. Jesus (A.S.) called Abraham’s bosom a “symbol of Paradise” (Luke 16:22).

According to their traditions, Prophet Ishaq (Issac) (A.S.) sacrificed Ibrahim, not Ismail (A.S.).

“Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, I shall tell you.”

Many believe “the land of Moriah” is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which Muslims name “Haram esh-Sharif” (The Noble Sanctuary).

We believe in Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.), even though the tale of Ibrahim’s sacrifice differs. We believe in His God.

Every day, we try to emulate his patience, forbearance, certainty, purity, and unshakeable faith. Our hearts love Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.).

Remember Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.)’s difficulties and sacrifice on Eid al-Adha and teach your children his narrative. To feel linked to one of the world’s greatest Prophets and Messengers, foster a love for him.

Conclusion

By God, Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) sacrificed his son on Eid ul-Adha. The tale says Allah substituted a lamb for his son’s sacrifice. Muslims should sacrifice for Allah. The Hajj pilgrimage ends on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar, with a feast.

Muslims worldwide attend Eid prayers, sacrifice animals, and share the meat with family, friends, and the needy. Sacrifice urges Muslims to give, be grateful, and help others. Weirdnewsera that you might not find any other platform which gives you all content about health sports business technology and entertainment.

FAQs

Why is Eid al-Adha so important, kids?

Eid al-Adha means Festival of Sacrifice. Abraham’s narrative is celebrated. Allah (God) commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael to prove his faith. Ibrahim obeyed Allah.

Why is Eid so important?

‘Eid al-Fitr,’ the Festival of Breaking the Fast, marks the conclusion of Ramadan. Muslims rejoice at the decision of Ramadan and praise Allah for his strength.

What’s the meaning of Eid ul Adha?

Allah grants you and yours peace and prosperity. Allah blesses you always. Happy Eid ul Adha! May Allah (SWT) give you His Barakah on Eid al-Adha and bring happiness, halal wealth, and flawless joy.

Which Eid is most important?

The grand Eid ul-Adha follows the Hajj pilgrimage. Eid ul-Adha honors the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) for his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for Allah (SWT).

How is Eid al-Adha celebrated?

‘Salat al-Eid’ and a khutbah start Eid al-Adha. Traditional sacrifice follows. Visits to friends and relatives fill the day.