Happy Eid-al-Adha 2019: Significance, importance, rules and guidelines to follow this Bakr-Eid

Happy Eid-al-Adha 2019: Millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival today. In addition to wishing them, it is important to know why they celebrate it as well. Read on!
Happy Eid-al-Adha 2019: Significance, importance, rules and guidelines to follow this Bakr-Eid Happy Eid-al-Adha 2019: Significance, importance, rules and guidelines to follow this Bakr-Eid
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Eid-al-Adha is the second most important event in the Islamic calendar with over 1 billion people celebrating it every year. This is the festival of sacrifice and it commemorates the Islamic Prophet - Ibrahim. 

Here is the significance of this Holy festival:

According to ancient belief, the Prophet's obedience to Allah was tested and he was commanded to sacrifice his son. In preparation for the sacrifice, Ibrahim started preparing his son but during this time, he and his family were tempted by the Devil who made it his goal to persuade them to ignore Allah's wish. But Ibrahim did not fall for it and tried to shoo the Devil away by throwing stones at him. Then the moment came for him to sacrifice his son. But he was surprised and shocked to see that his son had instead been replaced by a lamb! 

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It was all a test by God and since he was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to please God, his son had been spared by Allah. Therefore, Qurbani, meaning sacrifice is a tribute that Muslims al around the world pay as a tribute to Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his dear son for God, on this day. 

This is how Eid-al-Adah is celebrated:

All around the world, Muslims start the day by praying. It is the time they usually make a pilgrimage to the Holy city of Mecca where they circle around the Kabba to praise God. Members of the family even exchange new clothes, gifts, etc. to celebrate this day. With reference to the story, they also slaughter goats or sheep as a sacrifice. This meat is then distributed to their friends and family. 

Here are some rules and regulations that Muslims usually follow for meat distribution:

Every Muslim is required to perform this sacrifice or Qurbani, except for those who are not of sound mind and those who have not reached puberty yet. Only cattle - goats, sheep, cows and camels can be slaughtered. The animals cannot be too young or too old, they need to be healthy and not miss any body parts like horns or a tail. 

The meat of the animal should be distributed in three parts: between the friends, family and the poor all equally. The butcher who slaughters the animal should not be paid in the form of meat of the same animal. If the skin of the animal is sold, the owner should not keep the money to himself but distribute it among the needy. 

Here's wishing you, your friends and family a Happy Eid-al-Adha!

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