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Eid al-Adha: Embracing Sacrifice, Sharing, and Spirituality

India  •  28 Jun, 2023  •  2,284 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia

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Eid al-Adha, also known as the 'Festival of Sacrifice,' is a profound occasion in the Islamic calendar. This significant celebration holds rich historical roots, emphasizes essential values of faith, and involves delightful culinary traditions. It is a distinct event compared to its counterpart, Eid al-Fitr.


When is it Celebrated?

Eid al-Adha: Exploring the Gospel through Ishmael, Isaac, and the Ultimate  Sacrifice - IMB
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Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of the final month (Dhul Hijjah) in the Islamic lunar calendar, which falls approximately 70 days after the end of Ramadan. However, the actual date varies each year and from country to country, depending on local sightings of the moon.

The History Behind Eid al-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha 2021: History and significance of this holy festival -  Hindustan Times
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The origins of Eid al-Adha trace back to the Prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham's) life. The Quran narrates a dream in which Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to sacrifice his beloved son, Ismail (Ishmael). Ibrahim and Ismail willingly submitted to Allah's will. However, as Ibrahim was about to perform the sacrifice, Allah replaced Ismail with a ram, signifying that the intention, not the act, was what mattered.



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What is Typically Eaten on Eid al-Adha

Bakra Eid 2021 Recipes: 5 traditional Eid dishes that must be a part of  your grand feast
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Food is a quintessential part of any celebration, and Eid al-Adha is no different. After the morning Eid prayer, Muslims worldwide carry out Qurbani, the ritual sacrifice of a livestock animal, often a sheep, goat, or cow, depending on the region. The meat from this sacrifice is then distributed in three equal parts: one for the family, one for relatives and friends, and one for the needy.

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