Eid al-Adha 2024, also called the Festival of Sacrifice, is an essential event in the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide celebrate this special occasion. It's a time for self-reflection, loyalty, and unity. It highlights the importance of helping others by donating Qurbani or sharing the meat from your animal with those in need, including friends and family.

Eid Al Adha 2024 Date

Eid al-Adha is expected to fall on Sunday, June 16th, 2024, but the official confirmation depends on the sighting of the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah.

Dua for Moon Sighting 

اللهمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالْإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلَامَةِ وَالْإِسْلَامِ رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ الله

Translation: (O Allah, let this crescent moon appear over us with security and Iman; with peace and Islam; and with ability, for us to practice such actions which you love. [O Moon] your creator and my creator is Allah.)

Eid al-Adha 2024: Significance and Celebration

The Story Behind Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's ( عليه السلام) unwavering faith and love for Allah ( SWT). His ultimate test of sacrificing his son, Ismail ( عليه السلام, serves as a powerful symbol of submission to divine will. This profound story teaches us not only about Qurbani (sacrifice), where meat is shared with the less fortunate but also highlights the importance of surrendering to God's will.

The Meaning of Qurbani 

The tradition of Qurbani during Eid al-Adha reflects Ibrahim's ( عليه السلام) journey filled with both sorrow and acceptance. Through animal sacrifice, we embody faith and a willingness to let go of attachments. However, sacrificing animals is just one aspect of Qurbani. It also teaches us kindness and compassion. We share our blessings with family, friends, and those in need, fostering a sense of inclusion and generosity within our community.

Preparing for Eid al-Adha 2024 

Preparing for Eid goes beyond ensuring food and clothing; it's about aligning your heart with thankfulness and generosity. Families gather for Qurbani planning, but the focus should extend beyond simply preparing the meat. It's a time to express gratitude for Allah's blessings and support those who cannot afford Qurbani themselves.

Celebrating Eid al-Adha 2024

Eid al-Adha is a celebration lasting two to four days, depending on regional customs. Muslims can make the most of this occasion by following some simple yet significant practices known as Sunnah.

Sunnah for a Fulfilling Eid al-Adha

1. Start the Day Early: Begin Eid with renewed energy by waking up for Fajr prayer.

2. Purification: To feel clean and spiritually prepared, perform Ghusl (ritual bath).

3. Dress Up: Donning new or nice clothes enhances the celebratory atmosphere.

4. Enhance the Festivities: Apply fragrance (perfume) to add to the joyous spirit of the day.

5. Recite Takbir: Recite the Takbir of Tashriq aloud before Eid prayer (Arabic recitation provided).

                                                                                                                 اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ  

(Allah is Most , Allah is most Great, Allah is most Great there is no god but Allaah, Allaah is Most great, Allah is most great, and to Allaah be praise) Great (Reference: Irwa Al Ghalil: 3 / 125)

5. Recite Takbir: Recite the Takbir of Tashriq aloud before Eid prayer (Arabic recitation provided).

6. Eid Prayer: Attend the Eid prayer congregation after sunrise.

7. Listen to the Imam: Pay close attention to the Imam's Eid sermon (Khutbah).

8. Take a Different Route: After prayer, return home via a different route than you took to the mosque, following the Prophet's ( صلى الله عليه وسلم) practice.

Trust and Charity on Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is a time for celebration, reflection, and putting its core values into action. By participating in traditions and performing acts of kindness, we honor Prophet Ibrahim's ( عليه السلام) unwavering faith and obedience. Consider donating to Qurbani and supporting organizations like Al Mustafa Welfare Trust, which strives to make Eid al-Adha a time of compassion and positive impact for all.

Make a Difference This Eid

The Al Mustafa Welfare Trust works to support individuals and communities globally. This Eid al-Adha, they're focusing on helping the people of Gaza. Donate an additional Qurbani to support the people of Palestine and Gaza, and make their Eid even more special.

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