The Story Behind Eid-ul-Adha
Eid-ul-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd ul-‘Aḍḥā) or Bakraeed is an Arabic word which means the “sacrifice Feast”. This is the festival of all Muslim which celebrates the last month of Islam (Zillhijj). We generally see this is the 2nd eid of all Muslims. The 1st eid is eid-ul-Fitr which means an annual Muslim festival marking the end of Ramzan. Ramzaan the Muslim holy month of fasting. We see in Eid-ul-Fitr all Muslim are very excited to buy new clothes, shoes and other kind of new things to wear. But in Eid-ul-Adha also we see their excitement, but this excitement is very different from the Eid-ul-Fitr. because Bakreed is the festival of sacrifice animals, like- Goat, Ship, Camel, etc. All Muslims are sacrifice animals in eid-ul-Adha in order to follow the Sunnat of Ibrahim (a.s), who was the prophet of ALLAH. This festival began many thousands year ago at the preaching time of Ibrahim (a.s). Since then every year, Muslims celebrate this festival of sacrifice.
Why We Celebrate ?
One day Ibrahim saw dream we were immolated of his son “Ismail (a.s)”, in day Ibrahim told his son about his dream and they said this is my test of being taken from Allah. Ismail was ready to sacrifice his life for the sake of God. It was the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice of his own son as an act of obedience at GOD’s commands. Actually, God has sent 1 Lakh 24 thousand prophets. Adams (a.s) was the first and Mohammad (a.s) was last. There is 313 big Prophet among of them. Ibrahim (a.s) also one of them, he gave many sacrifices in obedience or loyalty of God. Eid-ul-Adha also related to his one sacrifice. In which he was going to slaughter his son. It is generally said God wanted to check his loyalty his obedience but no it is not correct to say because God is omniscient he knows everything, therefore, he also knew about the loyalty and faith fullness of Ibrahim (a.s) but still he gave him command to slaughter his own son because he wants to give an example of the loyalty and obedience of Ibrahim (a.s) an example for all generation, an example of a good believer.
According to Islamic calendar Eid-ul-Adha falls on the 10th day of Zillhijis and it was day in which the main trails of Abraham’s life was to face the command of God to sacrifice his dearest possession his son named Ismail (a.s) “he also become one of the prophet of God” Ibrahim got him (Ismail) after 40 years of prayer, When Ibrahim was going assassinate of his son. Satan tempted him many time, (by saying to Ibrahim (a.s) what are you going to do, he is your only son. When you slaughter Ismail you will lost everything satan tried all tricks to tempt him but Ibrahim didn’t come in is a temptation. Ibrahim drove satan away by the throwing pebbles on him.
When Ibrahim attempted to cut his son’s throat he tried his eyes with a piece of cloth & as soon as he tedded his knife in ordered to cut the throat of his son God provided a lamb to sacrifice Instead. Thus Ibrahim passed in this trial also, Eid-ul-Adha since then began to celebrate in the commemoration of Ibrahim (a.s) there is also a believe that these sacrifices will help at the day of doom (Kayamat).
In commemoration of this animal is sacrificed and divided into 3 parts-
- The first part of the share is given to the poor and needy.
- Second Part is for the home
- The third is given to relatives.
The family retains one third is given to relatives friends and neighbors and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy. On the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha Muslims wear their new cloths, women cook special sweets and etc. They gather with family and friends.
(Bakreed) Eid-ul-Adha in India.
In India, Bakrid 2020 starts in the evening of Thursday, 30 July and ends in the evening of Friday, 31 July. Note: Dates May Vary as per moon. Mean while Indian government on Thursday declared that Friday would be a public holiday on Bakreed.
Best Status for Bakreed or Eid-ul-Adha
- Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd ul-‘Aḍḥā), known also as Bakrid, is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide as a commemoration of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son, as commanded by Allah. We Wish you a Happy Bakrid Eid Mubarak.
- May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your transgressions and ease the suffering of all peoples around the globe. Eid Mubarak
- On the Holy Occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha, Spread the Greetings among your near and dear ones. Wish the blessings of happiness and peace on Eid-Ul-Adha. (Bakreed)