This article explores the Muslim festivals Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr, discussing their significance, traditions, and the debate on which holds more importance.
Which Eid is more important?
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.
Why is Eid al-Adha more important than Eid al-Fitr?
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and fasting while Eid-ul-Adha commemorates the concept of sacrifice and Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion and understanding and appreciating the differences between these two celebrations deepen the cultural and religious significance of these festivals for Muslims worldwide.
What are the two Eids and their significance?
There are two Eids in the Islamic calendar because “Eid” simply means a Muslim festival, and these two celebrations hold different significance. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is the smaller of the two Eids, while Eid al-Adha commemorates the sacrifice of Abraham and the completion of the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Which Eid is more important in Islam?
Eid al-Adha enjoys special significance because the Day of Sacrifice marks the climax of Hajj or Pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam. This annual pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia is an obligation only for those men and women who are physically and financially able to perform it once in their lifetime.
Is Eid al-Adha more important?
For nearly 4 million Muslims in the U.S. and many more around the world, Eid al-Adha marks one of the most important days of the year: the day that commemorates Prophet Ibraham’s devotion and obedience to Allah and marks the completion of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj.
Why is Eid-ul-Fitr most important?
The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr is a way for Muslims to show their gratitude to Allah for giving them the strength to fast and to seek forgiveness for any sins committed during the year.