Sahera Khan talks about Eid Ul-Adha in a Facebook post from The Royal Association of Deaf People
What is special about this month?
It is Eid Ul-Adha festival and it’s Dhu al-Hajjah in Islamic calendar. Eid Ul-Adha is the Festival of Sacrifice.
What is special about Eid Ul-Adha?
To remember when God ordered the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail but instead God provided the lamb for sacrifice. It was an act of obedience to God.
Also, Hajj is a fifth pillar of Islam which means this is the pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Any Muslim pilgrims will go there once in their lifetime to perform for six days in the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hajjah.
What happens during in Eid Ul-Adha?
In the United Kingdom, Muslims take the day off work or school.
They pay the Qurbani which means sacrificing animals; cows, sheep or goats and they distribute this to three areas; one for families, one for relatives and one for poor people.
Muslims have a bath, dress up in nice clothes prepare for Eid prayers in the morning at mosque or park.
After Eid prayers they visit their families, relatives, neighbours and friends and they share food.
Also, they give gifts to the children.
When is Eid Ul-Adha?
On the eighth day of Dhu al-Hajjah (Islamic date/month) until the tenth day of Dhu al-Hajjah but the pilgrims will continue until the twelfth or thirteenth day of Dhu al-Hajjah.
Muslims of the world will celebrate the Eid-Ul-Adha as the Festival of Sacrifice.
The celebration will last a few days.
Eid Mubarak! Happy Eid!