Eid al-Adha or Bakrid | All You Need to Know About this Auspicious Festival

Eid al-Adha or Bakrid | All You Need to Know About this Auspicious Festival

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Explore the Amazing Facts About Eid al-Adha or Bakrid

Islam is the second largest followed religion in the world, and next week the followers of Islam is going to celebrate their one of the most important festival Eid al-Adha, or we can say Eid ul-Adha.

This is the festival of sacrifice and called the “Feast of Sacrifice” and holds a great story behind celebrating this auspicious day. In India, it is also called as Bakrid.

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What is meant by bakrid? Or Why do we celebrate bakrid?

The starting place of Eid al-Adha dates again to the story of the prophet Ibrahim, as told inside the Quran. Eid al-Adha is the true example of sacrifice and the strong belief in God. The story behind this festival is that the Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham was got a challenge through his dream that the Almighty God wants to test his faith on him so to prove that he has to sacrifice his most loved thing in the name of God. And the Prophet Ibrahim’s most loved thing was his 13-year-old son Ismail, who came to the earth at the very old age of Prophet after waiting for a long time.

The couple traveled to Mecca to perform the project. On their journey, they have been repeatedly met by Satan who tempted them to interrupt their promise to God, but they threw stones at him to force him away. Further, in Hajj, as a part of the pilgrimage stones are thrown at symbolic pillars, an act called ‘stoning of the devil,’ in commemoration of the couple’s rejection of Satan.

But, earlier than the blindfolded Ibrahim should carry out the sacrifice, Allah replaces his son with a ram in a fragment of a 2nd, which became slaughtered alternatively. For the celebration of Ibrahim’s love for God and this remaining act of devotion, Muslims honor by sacrificing an animal on Eid al-Adha every yr.

Eid al-adha

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What happens to the sacrificed animal?

The animal is split into 3 parts. One 1/3 is given to the needy and poor people, one is split amongst loved ones and relatives, and the remaining 1/3 is cooked and eaten by the entire family.

What is the purpose of Eid ul Adha?

The main purpose of Eid al-Adha is to show the people that if you are right and have total belief in God, then God will definitely help you no matter how worse condition you are facing.

Eid al-adha

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How many days is Eid Al Adha?

Islam follows the lunar calendar which is primarily based on stages of the moon. This means, that during the assessment to the Gregorian equivalent, the dates range from year to yr, drifting about 11 days in advance annually. Eid al-Adha falls at the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and maximum sacred month of the Islamic year. It is also when Hajj, a pilgrimage which all capable-bodied Muslims are required to finish once in their lives, takes place.

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