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Eid-al-Adha

Eid-al-Adha

July 21st, 2021

Eid (Arabic for "feast" or "festival") is a Muslim holiday celebrated during momentous occurrences. The Feast of the Sacrifice, commonly known as Eid al-Adha, occurs in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. 


Eid-al-Adha

 

It's not to be confused with Eid al-Fitr, the Fast-Breaking Festival, which we'll get to in a minute. The annual Muslim holy pilgrimage is known as Hajj, in which millions of Muslims travel to the Islamic holy site of Mecca, which concludes on Eid al-Adha.

Eid-al-Adha

The festival is dedicated to Prophet Abraham's ordeal when he was told to sacrifice his son, Ishmael. It's a sad story of Abraham being tasked to sacrifice his other son, Isaac, in Christian and Jewish faiths.

Eid-al-Adha

The command was issued to put him to the test of his allegiance and surrender to God's will. Before the event could take place, God replaced Ishmael with a sheep, according to Islamic theology. Muslims would slaughter lambs and other livestock to remember this intervention, which would then be redistributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate.

Eid-al-Adha

Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on 21st July this year.