Eid-Ul-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of “Dhul Hijjah” ( A month of Islamic calendar). It is celebrated to honor the obedience and willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son for Allah. Eid-Ul-Adha is celebrated differently across the world. People have different rituals and traditions. In UK (united Kingdom), On the day of Eid-Ul-Adha people start their day by performing “Ghusl”, a body purification ritual, dress in their best outfits and attend their namaz for Eid-Ul-Adha at local mosque.
Eid Ul Adha 2018 UK
It is customary to wish each other after namaz and visit relatives and friends. Qurbani or sacrifice is the central ritual of Eid-Ul-Adha. According to Islamic rules and customs it is mandatory to to sacrifice an adult animal who is in good health. People in UK sheep, goat or cow. They distribute the meat of sacrifice among friends, family and relatives and poor. Children get Eidi(gifts) on Eid –Ul-Adha.
Meaning of Eid ul-Adha
Eid-Ul-Adha translates as feast of sacrifice. Muslims around the world respects and honors Ibrahim’s obedience and trails and sacrifice animalssuch as camel, sheep or goat. It is believed that Allah has given men power over animals and allowed them to eat their meat but only if they pronounce his name at the solemn act of killing. Everytime when a believer take life of an animal he do it in the same way. By doing so men get reminded that life is sacred.
The meat of the slaughtered animal is shared with others. One third part is kept for the immediate family, relatives take one third part and the remaining one third is given to the poor. This act of sharing meat represents our willingness to give up things which are very close to our hearts in order to follow Allah’s command. It demonstrate our willingness to give up some of our wealth and belongings to help those in need and strengthen the bond of our friendship.
When Is Eid Ul Adha In UK?
In UK we are celebrate 22nd august. This sacrifice also symbolizes willingness of a believer to stay and walk on right path. It is believed that all the blessing comes from the lord therefore muslims are advised to share with others and keep their heart open. The belief that a true muslim is the one who use the blood of slaughtered animal to wash away all his sins is not true and correct an has nothing to do with sacrifice.
A true muslim is the one who believes in the oneness of God and is ready to completely submit himself to Allah and is willinglgly ready to follow Allah’s order and command Obediently and completely. God only desires willing obedience, strength of heart and purity in faith from his followers.
Eid-ul-adha 2018 Date in UK
The date for Eid-Ul-Adha 2018 is 21 August. This is a tentative date. It may change depending upon the sighting of moon.