Eid-ul-Adha – The Greater Eid. On this day, Muslims follow the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, at the time of Qurbani (Sacrifice). The day of Eid-ul-Adha falls on 10th in the last month of the year. The celebration of Eid-ul-Adha is to recall the Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to Almighty Allah SWT and to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail. Therefore, Eid-ul-Adha means the festival of sacrifice for Muslims.
Days of Dhu-al-Hajjah
Depends on the country, the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha can last anywhere between two and four days. The act of Qurbani is a composition of sacrifice of animals in the devotion to Almighty Allah SWT in the tribute of Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice. The animal sacrifice days are total of three days starting from 10th to 12th Dhu-al-Hajjah.
Classification of sacrificial animals
The classification of sacrificial animals consists of a sheep, lamb, goat, cow, bull or camel. As per one Qurbani share, consists of sheep, lamb or goat , while cow, bull or camel is of seven shares on each animal.
The sacrificial meat is further divided into three equal parts, one-third is for the person and his family who devotes his sacrifice, one-third is for his relatives and final part is reserved for the needy persons.
How Muslims Occupy their greater festival days
Traditionally, the celebrations of these days by making tasty recipes. Most of the people celebrate this festival as Barbeque parties, by having small grills on which they smoke and cook the meat with different spices for family and friends feast.
Eid-ul-Adha Around the World
Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in the different countries in different manners. Egyptians call it as Eid-Al-Lahma, in Saudi Arabia and Middle East, it is called Eid-ul-Baqara, Nigerians named it as Big Sallah. Turkey calls it as Kurban Bayrami. In Malaysia and Singapore, it is called Hari Raya Haji. Moreover, celebrations across further countries are in Pakistan, UAE, Iran, Tajikistan, Africa, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh.