The Eid-Ul-Adha is one of the most famous festivals which are celebrated by Muslims. This festival is also called as Greater Eid. It is very essential religious holiday renowned by Muslims worldwide to memorialize the eagerness of the Hazrat Ibrahim to greatly sacrifice his son Ismael as a best act of respect to the God. In agrarian or traditional setting, each and every family will sacrifice a familial animal such as sheep, camel, goat or cow. The animal meat will be equally divided into 3 parts and it will be allocated to others. The entire family eats one third, second third is given to the friends, neighbors and relatives and the last is given to the needy or poor as a gift.
This kind of festival is celebrated yearly on the tenth day of 12th and the very last Islamic month of the Dhu al-Hijiah of planetary Islamic calendar. This festival celebration will be started after the Hajj, the yearly pilgrimage to the Mecca in the Saudi Arabia by the Muslims Worldwide, falls down from the Mount Arafat. The festival date is approximately seventy days after the last part of Month of the Ramadan. The ritual ceremonial of the festival lasts until the sunset of thirteenth day of the Dhu al-Hijiah.
How Muslims Celebrate Eid-Ul-Adha Festival
On this special day, Muslims 1st do Eid-Ul-Adha prayer in the early morning. After that, there will be sermon or Khutbah provided by the imam. All Muslims are suggested to stay and listen the Sermon in place of leaving instantly after the Eid-Ul-Adha prayers. After completed the prayers, it is the best moment for the sacrifice of the domestic animal, normally goats or sheep but cows or camels can be utilized too. At once the domestic animal has been massacred, the meat is allocated to others. Distribution of the animal meat is very essential practice to encourage providing to the needy and poor.
Rituals and Tradition
During the Eid-Ul-Adha festival, children, women and men are expected to wear new dress to perform the prayer in a very large flock is an open pasture called Mosque. Those Muslims, who have enough money that is Malik-e-Nisaab, sacrifice their most excellent animals as a great sign of Abraham’s sacrifice. The sacrificed domestic animals is known as Udiyyah, have to meet up certain quality standards and age or else the domestic animal is deemed as an undesirable sacrifice. One of the most important things is that the sacrificial domestic animals must have attainted at least 1 year of age.
The regular benevolent practices of Muslim society are confirmed during the Eid-Ul-Adha by the intensive effort to observe that no impecunious person is left devoid of sacrificial foodstuff during these days. If you have any doubts regarding this festival, you can explore through the online internet and clarify your doubts easily. This is the best time to meet your relatives, family members and friends. Enjoy this Eid-Ul-Adha festival with your family members or friends and bring more happiness into your whole life.