Eid Mubarak: Want to know about the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha

Millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the religious holiday, Eid al-Adha or the "festival of sacrifice".

While it is similar to another Islamic holiday, Eid al-Fitr, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Adha has its own meaning and traditions.

What is Eid al-Adha?

The party celebrates the unwavering faith in Nabi Ibrahim and his God. According to a story in the Quran, God comes to Ibrahim in a dream and orders him to sacrifice his son in obedience. When the prophet is about to do the deed, God stops him and replaces his son with a sheep or a ram.

Al-Jazeera said that Eid al-Adha means a five-day pilgrimage, which cleanses the soul of sins and instills a sense of quality and brotherhood among the Muslim community.

During the final three days of the Hajj, during the pilgrimage, male pilgrims are required to shave their heads and wear white clothes, while women cut a strand of hair as a sign of spiritual rebirth.

Muslims who are financially stable are expected to participate in a pilgrimage at least once in their lives, as it is one of the five pillars of Islam.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated not only in the Middle East but in parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.

How is Eid al-Adha celebrated?

The day begins with morning prayer. During this time, millions of Muslims travel to the holy city of Mecca, where they surround a cube-shaped object called the Kaaba to praise God during five daily prayers. The Kaaba represents God's unity in God's home and religion.

Following a concept similar to Quranic history, sacrifice to Eid al-Adha is known as a common option with cattle, cows, or goats. Meat is then distributed to the family, neighbors and the poor.

CNN reported that the celebration continues with family and friends and parties, and the children receive gifts and money. The day is also a time when families donate to the poor and visit the graves of their loved ones.

How long is Eid al-Adha?

While Muslims in countries such as the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt took a Sunday off, other countries such as Lebanon, Iraq, India and the United Kingdom would begin to miss on Monday. The beginning of the festival depends on the philosophy of Amavasya. The four-day holiday will end on Wednesday for some countries and Thursday for others.

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