Muslims around the world celebrates Eid-al-adha on the tenth day of “dhul hijjah” (a month in Islamic calendar). It is celebrated to mark and honor the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son in order to follow Allah’s command. When Prophet Ibrahim was about to make sacrifice his son Ismail, Allah, pleased by his obedience replace his son with a lamb since that day Eid-Al-Adha is celebrated on same day every year.
Every Muslim who can afford, sacrifice an animal like lamb, goat, buffalo, cow or camel on the day of Eid-Al-Adha. The animal for sacrifice should be an adult and healthy. It is customary to distribute the meat of the sacrifice.
Why Do We Celebrate Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia?
The Eid-Al-Adha is celebrated in the remembrance, respect and honor of Prophet Ibrahim. He showed his great trust and faith in Allah by willingly agreeing to sacrifice his only son Ismail. The son of Prophet Ibrahim was replaced by a lamb. That is why muslims sacrifice an animal on Eid-Al-Adha. Making sacrifice symbolizes that we are willingly giving up things that are so dear to us for Allah.
How Do you Celebrate Eid al Adha in Saudi Arabia?
Eid Al Adha In Saudi Arabia is considered as the very important festival as it mark the end of “Hajj” (holy pilgrimage to Mecca). On the day of Eid Al Adha people dress up in their finest clothes and go to offer the prayer for eid al adha in the local prayer ground, greet each other after namaz and visit friends and relatives. After that they make sacrifice and distribute and share the meat with others. A special feast is prepared from that meat and is eaten with family and friends.
When is Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia?
Eid Al Adha 2018 Date In Saudi Arabia is on 20 August. This is a tentative date and it will get confirmed after the sighting of moon of tenth Dhul hijjah. Its is often asked How Many Days Is Eid Al Adha In Saudi Arabia, well it is a three day festival in Saudi Arabia.