Eid-ul-Adha – The Festival of Sacrifice

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Eid-ul-Adha – The Festival of Sacrifice

Eid-ul-Adha – The Festival of Sacrifice  is a great festival of Muslims.  Eid-ul-Adha is  an “Arabic” name of Eid-ul-Zuha and also

known as  “Festival of Sacrifice”. Many Muslims in subcontinent celebrate this event on the 10th to

13th Zulhijja and its also  celebrated  as a great Festival among Muslims all over the world.

The 9th day of Zulhijjah is called ‘Youmul – “Arafah’ (The Day of ‘Arafah). This is a place  six miles away

from Makkah al-Mukarramah, where Haji perform the most essential part of the important duties of hajj,

namely, the ‘Wuqoof -e-Arafat  or the stay in ‘Arafat. In the 9th of Zilhajj Muslims perform their fast but

the Fast of Youmul ‘Arafah is mustahabb (desirable). Muslims of each country  to observe the  fast on

‘Youml’ Arafah the different days because the  9th Zilhijjah falls on different days in different countries

according to the sighting of the moon.

Eid-ul-Zuha is an event of sacrifice. People slaughtring the animals such as   goat, sheep, camel, oxes

and cows etc. This is commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S to his son for Allah’s  S.W will.

It is great enthuiasm among all over the world.This festival muslims perform Haj in Mecca. Prayers are

offered in the Mosques and after   the prayer sacrificial duties have done. Qurbani can only be performed

during the three days of Eid, namely the 10th, Ilth and 12th of Zulhijjah.  No Qurbani can be performed in

any other days of the year. There is an  important  one thing the sacrifice must be held after Eid prayer it

not be done before prayer.

The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said:

Found In: Sahih Bukhari Chapter No: 15, The Two Festivals (Eids)

Hadith no:93  The Prophet went towards Al-Baqi (the grave-yard at Medina) on the day of Eid-ul-Adha and offered a two-Rakat prayer (of Eid-ul-Adha) and then faced us and said, “On this day of ours, our first act of worship is the offering of prayer and then we will return and slaughter the sacrifice, and whoever does this concords with our Sunna; and whoever slaughtered his sacrifice before that (i.e. before the prayer) then that was a thing which he prepared earlier for his family and it would not be considered as a Nusuk (sacrifice.)” A man stood up and said, “O, Allah’s Apostle! I slaughtered (the animal before the prayer) but I have a young she-goat which is better than an older sheep.” The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said to him, “Slaughter it. But a similar sacrifice will not be sufficient for anybody else after you”.

The meat from the sacrifice must be distributed to the poor and needy people and also can

be donated needy person like flood effective people and IDP’s.

This sacrifice raised passion to help and care for the others whose are poor and needy.

Allah give all Muslims more strength to help the others. Ameen

Through this beautiful occasion we meet altogether and  distribute meat our relatives,

neighbors, family, friends and poor.In this event we  give presents each other and celebrate

parties with family and friends and making delicious food.

Allah is a most merciful their creature. through this event He checked our faith,that  how the people

whose  are able to give or participate in Eid-ul-Adha sacrifice, can will they divide and distribute

partially in every one . Although  the person who offering a Qurbani can keep all its meat for his own use,

yet, it is preferable to distribute one-third among the poor, another one-third among his relatives and

then, keep the rest for his personal consumption because Allah has no need of any flesh, any blood but

he knows the intention of every person if that is pure then near to Allah S.W is acceptable.

In the Holy Quran;

It is not their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him.                Al-Quran:  22:37

There are thousands of poor & deprived families in Pakistan who do not perform Qurbani on


Eid-ul-Adha. So we should distributes meat of Qurbani among these families.

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