Explore the deep meaning and significance of Eid-ul-Adha, learn why this time is of great importance to the Muslim community, and uncover the traditions of this spiritually profound festival.
What do we learn from Eid?
Trust and Faith: Prophet Ibrahim’s unwavering trust in Allah’s plan and his willingness to offer his son as a sacrifice, display the depth of his faith. Eid-ul-Adha emphasises the significance of placing absolute trust in Allah’s wisdom, even in situations that may seem challenging or incomprehensible.
Why is Eid important to us?
Eid is meant to be a time of joy and blessing for the entire Muslim community and a time for distributing one’s wealth. Charity to the poor is a highly emphasized value in Islam. The Quran says, “Believe in Allah and his messenger, and give charity out of the (substance) that Allah has made you heirs of.
Why is Eid meaningful?
Eid ul-Adha (‘Festival of Sacrifice’) is one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.
What is the most important thing in Eid?
Most notable of all is the act of Qurbani which is the sacrifice of an animal – usually a goat. Prayers will be made and Eid ul-Adha wishes will be exchanged amongst the community. Gifts may be given to one another, and families will come together to feast across the three days.
What is the true meaning of Eid?
The word “Eid” means feast or festival. Every year Muslims celebrate both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Fitr takes place at the end of Ramadan, and translates as “the festival of the breaking of the fast”. Like Ramadan, it starts with the first sighting of the new moon.