Eid Al-Adha Celebrations | Eid Al- Adha Wishes | Day Of Sacrifice Eid Al -Adha

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Although Eid al-Adha is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Eid al-Adha moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Eid al-Adha may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

As Abraham was ready to return to Palestine, Hagar asked him, "Who ordered you to leave us here"? When Abraham replied: "Allah" (God), Hagar said, "then Allah will not forget us; you can go". Although Abraham had left a large quantity of food and water with Hagar and Ishmael, the supplies quickly ran out and within a few days the two were suffering from hunger and dehydration.

According to the story, a desperate Hagar ran up and down between two hills called Al-Safa and Al-Marwah seven times, trying to find water. Finally, she collapsed beside her baby Ishmael and prayed to God for deliverance. Ishmael struck his foot on the ground, causing a spring of water to gush forth from the earth. Other accounts have the angel Gabriel (Jibril) striking the earth and causing the spring to flow. With this secure water supply, known as the Zamzam Well, they were not only able to provide for their own needs, but were also able to trade water with passing nomads for food and supplies. When Abraham returned from Palestine to check on his family, he was amazed to see them running a profitable well.

Allah is the Greatest, all Praise is due to Him, And Glory to Allah, eventide and in the morning There is no god, but Allah the Unique he has fulfilled His Promise, and made Victorious His worshipper, and made Mighty His soldiers and defeated the confederates there is no deity but Allah He alone we worship With sincere and exclusive devotion, even though the infidels hate it

Eid is also about spending time with family and friends, sacrifice, and thanksgiving for being able to afford food and housing. In traditional or agrarian settings, each family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a sheep, goat, cow, or camel, by slaughter (though some contemporary Muslims do not sacrifice an animal as part of their observance, it is still a very popular tradition, even in Muslim communities in Europe). The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family eats one third, another third is given to other relatives, friends or neighbours, and the other third is given to the poor as a gift.

Some Muslims arrange to sacrifice or slaughter a cow, goat or sheep. The law in the United Kingdom only allows this in an official slaughterhouse. The meat is divided between family, friends and the poor. Other Muslims give money to charity to help poorer families and eat a meat based meal. Mosques or other groups may arrange communal meals.

Eid-al-Adha honors Ibrahim's (Abraham's) willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael when God ordered him to do this. However, just as Ibrahim was about to kill Ishmael, God put a sheep in his place. Some people dispute that the son of sacrifice was Isaac (Isḥāq). Regardless, these events are remembered and celebrated at Eid al-Adha.Muslims celebrate Ibrahim's complete obedience to the will of God during Eid-al-Adha. They remind themselves of their own willingness to sacrifice anything to follow God's commands. It also marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.


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