Eid-Al-Adha 2018 will begin in the evening of 21st of August and ends in the evening of 22nd August.It is often referred to as the “Kurban Bayrami” (from Turkish) or “Sacrifice Feast”. Eid ul-Adha is also known as Hari Raya Haji in Singapore and Malaysia and Tabaski in West Africa. In south-east Asia Eid-ul-Adha is known by the name Hari Raya Aidiladha.Indians know Eid-ul-Adha as Id al-Adha or Idu’z Zuha. And in Bangladesh, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Eid-ul-Azha or sometimes even Id al-Adha.
Muslims all over the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice after the Haj.In the Islamic Lunar Calendar, this festival falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.
On this day morning, the Muslims attends morning prayers at their local mosques.Then they visit, they exchange greetings and gifts with family and friends.
Many Muslims travel to Mecca and places around Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj Pilgrimage during the period of Eid al-Adha.
History Behind Eid al-Adha:
This a story of Prophet Abraham’s unselfish act of sacrificing(Qurbani) his own son to the One God, Allah.He was commanded by God to sacrifice his adult son. He obeyed and took his son,Ishmael to Mount Moriah. when he was going to sacrifice his son, an angel stopped him and gave him a sheep to sacrifice in place of his son. Some people dispute that the son of sacrifice was Isaac (Isḥāq). Regardless, these events are remembered and celebrated at Eid al-Adha.
Importance of Eid al-Adha:
Eid al–Adha,the Festival of Sacrifice or sometimes called the greater or big Eid is celebrated in remembrance of Abraham willingness to sacrifice his son out of faith in Allah and Allah’s mercy on us all.