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EID UL ADHA: FACT TO BE REMEMBERED

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EID UL ADHA

EID UL ADHA

Eid-ul- Adha one of the most important festival celebrated by Muslims around the world with full fervor and enthusiasm. Eid ul Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah as per Islamic calendar. As per Islamic calendar, Dhul hijjah is the last month. This festival teaches us that one must always be ready to sacrifice his most loved possession. The celebration of Eid ul Adha started by performing special prayers and concluded by the sacrifice of the animal. Some of the relevant facts related eid ul Adha are as follows:-
• Eid ul-Adha marks the end of Hajj (Muslim’s annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia), one of the five pillars of Islam. Other four pillars of Islam are Faith, Prayers, Charity, and Fast.
• It commemorates the sacrificial spirit of Prophet Ibrahim. To test the devotion, God commands prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael. But at last moment God provide an animal in place of his Son Ishmael.
• The slaughtered animal referred to as Udiyyah means “the sacrificed,” has to meet a certain set of rules.
• Muslims has to divide the meat of slaughtered animal in three parts as per Islamic traditions. Each part of the meat is fixed for family, neighbor, and poor people respectively. The idea behind is to promote the spirit of sharing and to help needy.
The practice of sacrifice has a symbolic meaning rather than literal. This practice does not mean that God wants to harm people or animal. It only connotates that to serve the Almighty, an individual can willingly sacrifice his most prized possessions. Although the practice of slaughtering animal is still carried on a large scale, its deeper meaning is to relinquish the attachment to material desires, and other things for greater devotion to the God.

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