Eid Ul Adha, the feast of sacrifice which is celebrated to honor the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim to Allah when Prophet Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son but God spared his life, replacing him with an animal. This religious occasion is celebrated on 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days. For which four day public holiday is observed meanwhile nine days public holiday is observed in Arabic countries.
In order to Prophet Ibrahim sacrifice act Muslims sacrifice goats, sheep, lambs, cows or camels according to their affordability. Many people buy, keep and then sacrifice their animal. It is to be considered that the animal must be healthy and adult. On this precious occasion Muslim all over the world travel Saudi Arabia, Mecca city to perform Hajj.
On this beautiful day Muslims wear new dress, greet in different ways and distribute meat by keeping Islamic regulations in mind i.e. one-third of the meat is supposed to be consumed by the family, one-third is to be shared with friends or neighbors and the third portion to be donated to the needy.
A sense of generosity and gratitude colors this festival. Eid-Ul-Adha is mostly celebrated in a way that first two days in sacrificing and distributing meat and often third day in some households. People plan gatherings and BBQ night as a way to celebrate the occasion together with their loved ones.
As the Festival of Sacrifice has already started, here are some Eid Ul Adha Quotes from Quran that will enlighten us about the great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim!
It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) to the Muhsinum (doers of good). [Surah Al-Hajj (22:37)]