Eid al-Adha 2017 Images Happy Eid Mubarak: The Muslim’s second holiest festival known as the feast of sacrifice started on Monday and will continue throughout Tuesday. It is also called as the Greater Eid and is related to the mythological story of Abraham sacrificing his son to God. (share: Eid Mubarak Wishes.)
Eid ul-Adha is the end of the holy pilgrimage of Hajj at Mecca (Makkah). It is one of the largest religious gatherings which annually takes place at the Mount Arafat. People from all corners of the world arrive here to take part in it. On the day, Muslims greet each other by saying ‘Eid Mubarak’ or ‘Blessed Eid.’
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This year, some countries are celebrating it on September 12 while some other will celebrate it on September 13. The festival of Bakra Eid generally starts with offering morning prayers and then celebrations. People visit their friends and relatives. (share: Bakra Eid Quotes.)
The animal sacrifice on this day is known as ‘Qurbani.’ Those who can afford to buy an animal, slaughter it, divide, keep some for the family, and the rest is distributed to the poor. (Share: Bakrid Messages.)
The slaughtering of an animal is a part of the ritual to remember the story of Abraham. It is believed that God asked him, in a dream, to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience. At some point in the day, Abraham was about to sacrifice the same, but God told him to stop and sacrifice a sheep instead.
A large proportion of Muslim community donates to charities. They also exchange goods with all near and dear ones during the holiday. The variation in the day of celebration arises due to the moon sightings. They don’t celebrate until they see the new moon.
After Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan), Eid Adha is the second most celebrated holiday in the Islamic religion. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated as the Ramadan month (the month of fast) ends.
Muslim pilgrims shave their heads after they cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage on the first day of Bakrid in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia The pieces of freshly slaughtered goat and cow meat are put for donation to the poor during Bakra Eid festival near a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia
Happy Eid al-Adha 2017 Images Muslims attend an Eid
Muslims attend an Eid alAdha mass prayer marking the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in Mombasa, Kenya – A woman gives water to a goat at her house after purchasing it at a livestock market on the eve of the Eidal-Adha festival in Kolkata Somalia’s capital Mogadishu Palestinians slaughter a calf during the Muslim festival of Eid-Adha in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Muslim pilgrims head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mina
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