WHAT IS EID AL ADHA?
Eid al Adha is the celebration of the submission to Allah’s (SWT) will that was expressed by the Prophet Ibrahim (S.A).
Against both his own wishes and the temptations of the Devil Shaitan, the Prophet Ibrahim (S.A) took his only son Hazrat Ishmael (A.S) to the top of Mount Arafat to sacrifice him to Allah (SWT). At the last moment, Allah (SWT) performed a miracle, miraculously switching the boy with a beast. Hazrat Ishmael (A.S) was stood beside his father, completely unharmed.
Qurbani Eid is a celebration where Muslims look to refocus their own lives, seeking out Allah’s (SWT) will so that they may submit themselves to it more perfectly. This important occasion goes by many names in other parts of the world. The Festival of the Lamb, the Feast of Sacrifice, the Great Day, the Pilgrimage Feast, the Celebration of Livestock. These terms all contain small fragments of the meaning of what must happen at the end of this celebration: Qurbani.
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