Eid-ul-Adha, popularly known as Bakrid, holds immense significance in the Islamic calendar and is observed on the 10th day of the final month, Dhu al-Hijjah. This auspicious occasion honors the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) towards Allah, where he willingly offered to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael).
As per the Quran, when Ibrahim was ready to sacrifice his son, Allah intervened and replaced him with a ram for sacrifice. This act of utmost devotion and obedience towards Allah is considered a remarkable display of faith, which is commemorated during Eid-ul-Adha.
During Eid-ul-Adha, Muslims worldwide unite for prayer and to make sacrifices. They celebrate joyfully with their loved ones, enjoying delicious traditional meals and sharing gifts.
Date of Eid-ul-Adha 2023
The date of Eid-ul-Adha 2023 is anticipated to fall on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. However, the precise date may vary based on the sighting of the moon.
Significance of Eid-ul-Adha
Eid-ul-Adha is a special occasion for Muslims to remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim and how he was ready to sacrifice his son for the sake of Allah. It is a time for Muslims to express their thankfulness to Allah for all the blessings they have received.
On Eid-al-Adha, Muslims have a responsibility to offer a qurbani, which involves sacrificing a sheep, goat, camel, or cow. After the sacrifice, the meat is divided into three parts: one part is shared with those who are poor and in need, one part is kept for the family, and one part is distributed among friends and neighbors.
How to Celebrate Bakrid
Eid-ul-Adha is a festive occasion for Muslims, where they dress up in their finest attire and come together with family and friends to offer prayers, enjoy delicious food, and exchange gifts. Here are some of the ways Muslims celebrate Bakrid:
Offer prayers: On Eid-ul-Adha, the first thing Muslims do is offer prayers. These prayers are usually held in mosques or open areas
Make a sacrifice: As mentioned earlier, on Eid-al-Adha, Muslims have a duty to sacrifice an animal. The meat obtained from the sacrifice is then divided and shared with those who are less fortunate and in need.
Visit family and friends: Eid-ul-Adha is a special occasion for Muslims to come together with their family and friends. They often visit each other’s homes and exchange gifts as a way of celebrating and showing love.
Eat special foods: During Eid-ul-Adha, Muslims indulge in delightful feasts where they savor special dishes like biryani, kebabs, and delectable sweets.
Eid-ul-Adha is a significant occasion for Muslims to unite and celebrate their faith. It is a time for introspection, thankfulness, and acts of devotion. Additionally, it is a time filled with joy and bliss.
Wishing you a blessed Eid-ul-Adha!