JNN 16 Oct 2013 Karachi : Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, which gives a Message of Sacrifice , and on this day God Want to see the Passion of every Muslim to Sacrifice their Most Beloved thing in the Hour of Need , as and when God Wants them to Sacrifice.
Eid Ul Azha is observed on October 15 and 16, in the Muslim World. One of main feast festivals celebrated by Muslims, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar’s last month, Dhu al-Hijjah. One of two feast festivals celebrated by Muslims, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar’s last month, Dhu al-Hijjah.
Eid al-Adha falls within the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the Hajj.
Muslims celebrate the Event to commemorate their belief in Prophet Abraham’s willingness to follow God’s command to sacrifice his son Ismael, and Ismael’s consent to being sacrificed. The day is marked by feeding the poor and going to mosques for praying. Coming at the end of the Hajj, a journey of dedication and purification
According to the Quran, when Ishmael (known as Isma’el in Arabic) was 13, his father, Abraham (Ibrahim), began having inconceivable dreams in which God instructed him to sacrifice Ishmael (Quran Surah 37). Unbelievable as the dreams were, Abraham decided to follow Allah’s instructions — but not before asking Ishmael if he would agree to this. The son did not hesitate, showing ultimate submission to God’s will by telling his father to go through with the sacrifice. Then, at the very moment that Abraham raised the knife, Allah tells him to stop — they had passed the test — and to replace Ishmael with a sacrificial ram. In the Quran, Abraham is rewarded for his faith with a second son, Isaac.
Muslims observe and prepare for Eid al-Adha in a number of ways. Before the festival, the faithful acquire new clothing and visit with family and friends. At dawn on the day of Eid, Muslims recite the traditional declaration of faith, the Takbir, followed by the pre-sunrise communal prayer, Salat al-Eid, which is also said onEid al-Fitr. Worshipers then greet friends with the traditional Arabic salutation ofEid Mubarak (“Have a blessed Eid”) and exchange gifts.
In a symbolic act, Muslims who can afford it slaughter a cow, goat, sheep or camel, keeping a portion to feed themselves and distributing the rest to friends, family and the needy. Those who can’t afford it, buy meat from a Halal butcher to distribute. Giving out this meat, in addition to the morning prayers, is considered an essential component of Eid al-Adha.
Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is observed on Oct. 15, 2013, in the United States, Canada , Russia, Iraq , Egypt , Syria, Afghanistan , Indonesia, Singapore , Kazakhastan , UAE, Palestine , Krghyzstan , Italy .
The Rest of the Muslims around the World will be celebrating the Eid Ul Azha , on 16th Oct , 2013 , which includes , Pakistan , India , Some other Muslims Majority Countries and regions of the World.
As Reported by our Correspondent , the Shia Community in Most Parts of the World Celebrated the Eid Ul Azha on 16th Oct , 2013 , Including USA , UAE , and UK.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has visited a mosque in the capital, Damascus to perform the Eid al-Adha prayers.
President al-Assad has visited people at mosques and in public venues on several occasions despite the foreign-hatched conflict in his country.
Many Singaporean Muslims chose to observe the Muslim day of sacrifice festival, Eid Al-Adha on Batam island, to be with their family and to watch the slaughtering process.
Batam tourism agency head Yusfa Hendri said three groups of Singaporean Muslims — around 50 people — had donated three cows and 50 goats to the Batam Grand Mosque.
“We support this kind of initiative,” he said on Tuesday.
Wan Sarifah, a Singaporean Muslim, said he observed the festival in Batam because many of his relatives lived there.
“Besides, here [in Batam] we can watch the slaughtering,” he said.
One head of beef can be as high as Rp 25 million (US$2,220) while a goat costs around Rp 2 million. By comparison, a goat in Singapore costs roughly S$465 or around Rp 3.5 million. (dic)
The Waterloo-chapter of the Muslim Association of Canada is holding a free and open Eid celebration at Bingemans.
Planned on Tuesday from 9 am to 6 pm, it was expected to draw around three thousand participants.
Eid Al-Adha morning prayers are scheduled to be held at 8 am at Kitchener Mosque on Victoria Street.