Eid al-Adha 2017: Significance of Bakrid And Celebrations

Why Muslims celebrate Eid twice a year six questions answered

The leader of Pendle Council and the Mayor have both wished the people of the borough Eid Mubarak ahead of the start of Eid al-Adha celebrations.

The President recalled Ibrahim's obedience to Allah, even at the cost of his son's life, as a "reminder to us all of the value of sacrifice necessary in our lives".

Eid ul-Adha is not a public holiday, but it is a holiday around the world in Muslim countries.

Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court has confirmed that the first day of the Muslim festival falls on Friday after the new moon crescent was sighted on August 22.

Each year, governors announce fines against anyone who slaughters animals on the streets during Eid al-Adha.

One of the holiest observances on the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha or "Greater Eid", in contrast to the observance at the end of Ramadan, honors the willingness of Ibrahim, known as Abraham in the Christian and Jewish traditions, to follow God's command to sacrifice his adult son.

While Egyptians prepare the sheep for the sacrifice, streets turn slowly into wide spaces of blood. Thus, September 1, 2, 3 (Sunday) and 4 will be non-working days throughout the country.

Apart from Eid al-Adha, Muslims are also observing the Hajj this week. They perform the sacrifice of an adult goat after Namaz.

During the festival, families are encouraged to choose their best animals for the ritual, which harks back to the days of the Koran's prophets.

They holy meat is partitioned into three equal parts as one for household objective, other for relatives and friends and last for poor and weak. Many countries celebrate this festival in a different way.

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