Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival commemorating Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) who obeyed the command of Allah (God) to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event.
What do humans do?
At Eid al-Adha, many Muslims make a special effort to hear prayers and sermons in the mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family and friends, and sacrifice an animal as a symbol in an act called Qurbani. It refers to the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in place of his son. In some traditionally Muslim countries, families or groups of families can buy an animal called udia, usually a goat or sheep, but this is not common or legal in many parts of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. United States or many other countries.
In these countries, groups of people can buy whole carcasses from a slaughterhouse or slaughterhouse and divide among themselves or buy generous portions of meat for a religious meal on Eid-al-Adha. People also give money to poor members of their local community and around the world to eat meat-based meals. During the period around Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca and surrounding areas of Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. Package holidays are organized from many countries. Muslims can plan and save for many years to participate in this event, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Background Ibrahim, also known as Abraham in Christian and Jewish traditions, was commanded by God to sacrifice his eldest son. He obeyed and took Ishmael (Ismail or Ismail) to Mount Moriah. Just as he was about to sacrifice his son, an angel stopped him and offered him a ram to sacrifice in his place. Some argue that the victim’s son was Isaac. Regardless, these events are remembered and celebrated on Eid al-Adha.
The Islamic calendar is based on lunar observations and the length of a particular month can vary between years. For this reason, the dates of Eid al-Adha may be corrected at the beginning of the month of Dhul Hijjah. It is 10 days before the start of the festival.