Eid- Al- Adha- Remember the Sacrifice!
Eid Al Adha is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm. Also known as the festival of sacrifice, this special occasion includes prayers, sacrificing of animals, and visiting family and friends.
In Arabic, Eid means festival, celebration, or feast day. And, Eid Al Adha means the festival of sacrifice. Celebrated by Muslims all over the world, Eid Al Adha is one of the holiest festivals in Islam. Renowned as the feast of sacrifice, the festivity honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an offering to Allah on his command. As he was about to sacrifice his son in the name of Allah, God gave him a lamb and told him to replace that in his son’s place. From that day, it became a tradition to sacrifice animals like goats, camels, and sheep, and more religiously on this occasion. Then the meat is distributed among the family, friends, and the poor and needy.
Sweets and gifts are exchanged and people enjoy a gala time of togetherness. Eid Al Adha 2022 will be celebrated on the 10th day of the Dhul Hijjah Moon. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and spirituality all over the world.
Traditions of Eid Al Adha
Some numerous traditions and practices are followed all over the world. Let's have a look at the popular traditions:
- People following Islam indulge in high-end shopping and shop for the finest clothes a few days ago. The days are spent on preparations and planning for the main day.
- Men, Women, and children dress in their best outfits and perform special Eid prayers in a large space or field.
- After the prayer, a sermon is given by the Imam and everyone prays for peace, mercy, and forgiveness from the Almighty.
- After completion of the Eid prayers, people visit their family and friends to enjoy delicious meals and exchange gifts.
- A lot of Muslims indulge in donations and help the poor and the needy.
How to celebrate Eid Al Adha?
There is a plethora of things one can do to celebrate Eid Al Adha 2022. From high-end shopping for clothes, sweets, and gifts before the occasion to reciting a Quran, and donations there are many activities one can do to celebrate Eid. Presenting you a list of all the activities that you can do this Eid-Al-Adha to get the blessings of the almighty.
People indulge in shopping and shop for the best clothes, sweets, decor items, and more.The markets are brimmed with dates, dry fruits, perfumes, clothes, wall hangings, lanterns, artworks, handicrafts, and more. One can visit the local Souq and buy the best souvenirs and gifts and catch the charming views of the markets for a delightful experience.
- Recite Takbeer
One of the most important things to do on Eid is reciting Takbeer at the time of prayers. Muslims ask for peace, mercy, guidance, and blessings from Allah by reciting the holy words ‘Allah-Hu-Akbar' to worship the ultimate power of God.
- Read the Quran
Reading the holy Quran is one of the top things to do on Eid Al Adha and surrender to the almighty for his utmost shower of blessings. Muslims should read and understand the sayings of the religious book to transform their lives for the better.
- Visit Your Family and Friends
Eid is the best time for Muslims full of happy vibes and colours. After the prayers, people visit their family and friends for a delightful experience. One can savour mouth-watering cuisines, sweet dishes, and beverages.
- Donate to the Needy and Poor
Eid is a festival of spreading love and it is incomplete without helping those who are underprivileged. One can distribute sweets, food, gift hampers, clothes, and more to those who are in need. On this Eid-Al-Adha 2022 take a pledge to help the poor and bring a smile to their faces.