Eid ul-Adha – Festival of Sacrifice

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Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Adha in Bangladesh

Eid ul-Adha (‘Festival of Sacrifice’) is one of the most important and greatest festivals day in the Muslim calendar. This festival commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God commanded him to do so.

What is the synopsis of Eid ul Adha?

Eid-ul-Adha celebrates the time when Abraham had a dream in which he believed that God had commanded his son Ishmael to be sacrificed as an act of obedience to God. Satan told Abraham that he would disobey God and save his son. When Abraham killed his son, God stopped him and gave him a lamb instead.

How is Eid ul-Adha celebrated?

In some countries, Muslims sacrifice a sheep or goat (in Britain animals are slaughtered in a slaughterhouse). Meat is shared equally among family, friends, and the poor. Eid usually begins with Muslims praying in the mosque. They wear their best clothes and thank Allah for all the blessings they have received. This is a time when they meet family and friends. Muslims will also give money to charity so that the poor can also celebrate.

Hajj On Eid ul-Adha

On The last day of Hajj Muslims celebrate Eid Dul Adha. Hajj is a pilgrimage site in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It happens every year and it is the fifth pillar of Islam (and therefore very important) very Muslims who are fit and able to travel should visit Mecca at least once in their lives. During the Hajj, the pilgrims perform worship and renew their faith and sense of purpose in the world. They stand together in front of the tomb of Ibrahim’s tomb and praise God together.


The most important monument is the Kaaba of Islam. Pilgrims walk around the Kaaba seven times and many of them try to touch the Black Stone in the corner.

Sacrifice on Eid Ul-Adha

The tradition of Eid al-Adha involves slaughtering an animal and dividing the meat into three equal parts – for family, relatives, and friends, and the poor. The goal is to ensure that every Muslim eats meat.

Eid ul Adha

Eid ul Adha

The celebration has a clear message of devotion, compassion, and equality, but the purpose of Eid is not just to shed blood to please God. It is some of the sacrifices that fan most like to carry forward the message of devotees EID-Ul-Adhar. In other words, sacrificial work can be anything other than animals that spending money or time for community service. The caliphs have historical precedents of sacrificing items other than meat. After all, animal sacrifice is simply a circumcision, which is more habitual than necessary.
The Qur’an says that the flesh will not reach Allah, nor will the blood, but what reach him to the devotion of the devotees.

Eid ul-Adha prayers

Devotees perform Eid-ul-Azhar prayers in the mosque. The Eid al-Adha prayer takes place at any time after sunrise, 10 Dhu al-Hijra, just before entering the time of Zuhr. In the event of a catastrophic event (e.g. a natural disaster), the prayer may be delayed for the 11th of Dhu al-Hijra and then for the 12th of Dhu-al-Hijra. The participation of women in the prayer congregation is different from the community. It consists of two Rak’ats (units) with seven Takbeers in the first rak’ah and five Takbeers in the second rak’ah. For Shia Muslims, Salat al-Eid is different from the five daily prayers in that no Adan (call to prayer) or Iqamar (call) is uttered for the two prayers.

After the salat (prayer) there is a khutbah or khutbah by the Imam. At the end of prayers and khutbah, Muslims embrace each other (Eid Mubarak), exchange greetings, give gifts, and visit each other. Many Muslims take this opportunity to invite their friends, neighbors, colleagues, and classmates to their Eid celebrations and get to know Islam and Muslim culture better.

Traditions and practices

The most interesting thing that distributing meat among the people of this During Eid al-Adha. To recite the Takbeers aloud before the prayers on the first day and to offer prayers throughout the four days of Eid, It is considered an essential part of this important Islamic festival.

The Takbeers consists of Eid Ul Adha

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar
la Ilaha Illalahu,
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar
Walillahi I-Hamd

Traditions and practices

Men, women, and children are expected to wear their best attire to perform Eid prayers in a large congregation in an open waqf (“stop”) field called Eidgah or mosque. Wealthy Muslims who can afford it sacrifice their best halal domesticated animal (usually a camel, goat, cow, sheep, or sheep depending on the region) as a symbol of Abraham’s will to sacrifice it. The sacrificial animal, also called Adiyah (Arabic: ةضحية), the Parso-Arabic word also known as Qurbani, has to meet certain age and quality standards otherwise the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice.

The meat of the sacrificial animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family holds one-third of the share; And one-third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors; And the remaining third is given to the poor and needy Muslims who wear their new or best clothes. The women cook special sweets, including Ma’mol (stuffed shortbread cookies) and samosas. They gather with family and friends.

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