Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, the "Festival of Sacrifice," is a momentous Islamic festival celebrated globally, commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim to obey God's command to sacrifice his son Ismail. Falling on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, after the Hajj pilgrimage, this festival holds profound religious and cultural significance for Muslims. Central to Eid al-Adha is the symbolic act of sacrifice, where animals like sheep, goats and cows are offered. The meat is then divided into three parts, with one-third given to those in need, another third shared with family and friends, and the final third kept for the family's consumption. This act of charity, known as "Qurbani," highlights the values of sharing and caring for the less fortunate. Eid al-Adha also involves communal prayers, sermons at mosques, and gatherings of loved ones, serving as a time for Muslims to reflect on faith, sacrifice, and compassion in their lives.