Every Year, Muslim all over the world celebrate two Precious Islamic Occasion Known as Eid Ul Fitr and Eid ul Azha. These two important Events have great Importance in any Muslim Life.
In Arabic, “Eid” means festival or feast and there are two major “Eids” celebrated by Muslims. All Around the world, Muslim Celebrate both eids happily with their Family, Muslim Community on the Same days.
What is Difference Between Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr?
First Eid Which is Known as the Eid al-Fitr Occurs at the end of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim Keep Fast Daily Without eating Anything From Sunrise to Sunset For whole Month. At End of Ramadan , Muslim Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Arabic for “festival of the breaking of the fast,”
Second Eid which is Known as “Eid al-Adha” or ” Greater Eid ” is Celebrated after two Month of Eid al-Fitr. Eid Ul Adha is Celebrates in the Remembrance of Ismail by the Prophet Ibrahim On the order of Allah.
When Muslim Celebrate the Eid al-Adha?
Every year, Muslim Celebrate the Eid al-Adha on the 10th Dhul-Hijja, at the time of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Usually , Eid ul-Adha is last For three to four days From 10th Dhul-Hijja.
History of Eid al-Adha
Eid Ul Adha is Celebrates in the Remembrance of Slaughter of Hazrat Ismail by the Prophet Ibrahim On the order of Allah.
According to the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad, Prophet Ibrahim saw a dream in which he is slaughtering his Son Ismail. He Kept on the Seen the Dream For three days. He Discuss it with his Son. The Son said to his Father do whatever the Allah has Said to You in the dream.
On next day, both Prophet and his Son Ismail went to Open Ground to Fulfil the Allah’s Order. While On their Ways to Slaughter ground, Shaytaan, or Satan attempts to confuse Ibrahim and Ismail and try to Not Obey the Allah’s Order. But they did Not Any attention to words of Shaytaan, or Satan .
However, As the Ibrahim Closes his Eyes and is going to Slaughter his Son after Saying Dua. Allah Send Angel Jibreel, or Gabriel, with a ram to sacrifice instead of Ismail. Allah become So Happy with the Obedience of Prophet Ibrahim and Hazrat Ismail that it is then Essential of Haji. Every Year , Muslim Slaughter the Male Animals on the final day of the Hajj pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam.
Why and How Muslim Celebrate Eid al Ahad?
On 10th Dhul-Hijja, Muslims Celebrate the Greater Eid Also Known as Eid al-Adha in order to Remember the devotion of Prophet Ibrahim to Sacrifice of his Son Ismail On the order of Allah.
It is Also One Of most Essential Component of Hajji as Per the Command of Allah. Muslims travel to Mecca annually to perform the Hajj pilgrimage and Slaughter Animals On 10th Dhul-Hijja.
During the first day of Eid, Muslims pray the “Salat ul-Eid”. These are important prayers to mark the start of the celebration. After that Slaughtering of Animal Continue till the 13rd Dhul-Hijja.
As Per Islamic Teaching and Holy Quran, the meat of animal is divided in to three Equal Parts. The family will keep a third, another third will be given to relatives, and the last third is given to Needy and Poor People of Society.
Animals For Eid Ul Azha Should be healthy , Active and Free From any Defects.
Some Important Rules About Qurbani
According to the Islam and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad & Holy Quran, there are Some Important Rules about Qurbani of Animals on Eid ul Adha which are Following
When should I give my Qurbani?
Muslim Should Sacrifice their Animals on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah After offering their Eid Prayers. Qurbani is Also Observed on the 11th and 12th day of Dhul Hijjah.
Who Should give Qurbani?
In the Light of teaching of Holy Quran, An Adult Earning Muslim having financial standing of at least 52.5 tolas of silver For One year must give Qurbani. There Should be No Loan on the Muslim who is Giving Qurbani.
Can i Do Charity instead of Qurbani on Eid Ul Azha?
Charity and Qurbani are two Different Obligation in the Islam. To ensure you receive rewards from Allah (swt) “for every hair of the Qurbani” as described by the Prophet Muhammad (saw) you must arrange for an animal to be sacrificed.
Which Animal Should I Buy For Eid-ul-Azha Qurabani?
A Wealthy Muslim Should buy an Animals According to his Monetary Power. The animals Should be free From any defects and should be healthy.
Are there any regulations on how the animals are treated?
Animals Should be treated Properly with Care. They should be given Food and Water on Proper time. Animals Should not Suffers any Pain and there Should be no animals at that time nearby.
Animals should be Slaughtered with a Knife by Saying takbeer TAKBEER TASHREEQ IN ARABIC:
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ. وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ.Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, La ilaha illallah, Wallahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillahil hamd
English Translation of EID TAKBEER is as Follow
“Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, there is no god but Allah. And Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest and to Allah belongs all praise.”
How to distribute the Qurbani among the Muslim?
Qurbani Should be equally divided in three Parts , One For Own Family, One For Friends and Relatives and third one For Poor and needy People.
Interesting Facts About EID-UL-ADHA IN PAKISTAN
In Pakistan, Eid ul Adha is Commonly Known as Bari Eid oe Bakra Eid. It is an Essential Holiday Observed on 10th Dhul-Hijja by the Muslim Nationwide. his three-day event is celebrated with fervour in all parts of the world, the festivities observed in Pakistan are simply extraordinary.
- Outing with the Friends and Family
- Family Gathering
- Visit a house-bound relative(s)
- NEVER-ENDING FEASTS
- BARBECUE PARTIES
- SENSE OF SACRIFICE
People Also Asks About Eid ul Adha in Pakistan
What is the importance of Eid?
Both the Eids i.e. Eid al-Fitr & Eid ul Adha have great Importance in Life of Muslims. Muslim Celebrates both Eid with Joy by Meeting their Family, Friends, Wearing New Dress and Eating Food.
Why is Eid ul Adha called the festival of sacrifice?
Eid ul Adha is Celebrate to honour the Prophet Ibrahim’s Willingness to Sacrifice his Son Ismail to Obey the order of the Allah.It is Also an Important Part of Haji. Haji Sacrifice their Animals in the Name of Allah on the 10th Dhul-Hijja.
How many holidays on Eid ul Adha in Pakistan?
Almost Four Holidays is Observed on Eid ul Adha in Pakistan.
Which animals can be sacrificed on Eid-ul-Adha?
Every Year Muslim Sacrificed their Animals on Eid-ul-Adha For the Will of Allah. Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal — a goat, sheep, cow or camel — to reflect Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son,
Can we donate money instead of Qurbani?
According to the Islamic Experts and Molvi, Muslim have to Sacrifice the Animals For Willing of Allah. Muslim are not allow to donate the Money in the Light of Quran.
However, in the Pandemic Situation like Covid-19 , containment zone restrictions and procuring an animal is impossible. You Can donate Money to Foundation or in needy People.