On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Parking will be free in the capital for Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova  The National

The Labour representative for Reading East praised the importance of Muslims in Reading and Woodley after taking part in the Eid-Al-Adha celebrations. However, Allah, after testing Abraham's devotion, switched the object of sacrifice to a sheep instead of his son - the reason why a sheep is sacrificed and the festival is also known as Bakra Eid or Bakrid.

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha takes place on the 10th day of the 12th month and lasts for four days until the 13th day.

As the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina comes to a close, I wish Muslims across the globe a meaningful and blessed Eid al-Adha. By Eid, every pilgrim is obliged to perform taqsir or halq, which means cutting or shaving their hair.

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A Muslim boy offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the sport center in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.

Like Eid'l-fitr, Eid'l Adha begins with a prayer of two Raka'ah (units) followed by a sermon (khutbah).

It is a holy time of sacrifice and generosity to friends, family and the needy. Bakrid is the festival which is called Sacrifice of Feast. Since then people celebrate the festival by sacrificing an animal. A very Happy Eid al Adha to you and your Family!

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Eid al-Adha remembers when Allah, or God, tested the faith of the prophet Ibrahim by asking him to sacrifice his only son as an act of obedience. They present gifts to relatives and celebrate it will all the happiness.

The animal that's sacrificed differs from country to country and in India, it is goats that are sacrificed.

Eid ul-Adha marked the calendar from 31st August and will end on Monday evening 4th September.

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As the two don't align, the Islamic dates move back by 11 days each year.

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