In this article I will tell you what is Eid al-Adha? How do we celebrate Eid al-Adha? Why do we celebrate Eid al-Adha?
So, what Eid al-Adha?
Literally means the Eid of sacrifice, which is celebrated by muslims all over the world. muslims sacrifice an animal on this day.
Eid al-Adha is the second most important islamic festival in the islamic calendar.
The animals that can be slaughtered on either other are goats sheep cows and camels.
Now, how we celebrate Eid al-Adha in Muslim countries?
Eid al-Adha is a public holiday that involves animal sacrifice known as qurbani, prayers and family gatherings.
The meat from the animals we sacrifice is divided into three equal parts, one for family one for relatives and the third one is for the poor people in our society to make allah happy and that is the real purpose of Qurbani.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated on 10th zilhaj ,every year based on islamic calendar in order to offer sacrifice Muslims buy an animal and take good care of the animal thus they get attached to it and by this, they learn compassion and also learn that animals must be treated with affection and care and then for the will of allah they sacrifice the animal they get attached to.
Now, the question is why we celebrate Eid al-Adha?
Prophet Ibrahim (AS) had a dream where he was being asked by Allah SWT to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS) to testify that whether he can sacrifice his most beloved thing for the will of Allah.
Prophet Ibrahim (AS) succeeded the test and at the final moment he closed his eyes and when he was about to sacrifice his son an angel replaced his son with a lamp.
Ultimately Allah got happy with Ibrahim (AS) and his sacrifice was accepted this act of sacrificing a sheep is copied by Muslims all over the world today on Eid.
So, every year Muslims sacrifice in remembrance of the sunnah of Ibrahim after the Eid prayers Muslims hug each other and say Eid Mubarak and celebrate Eid by sacrificing their animals.