Eid al-Adha which means Sacrifice Feast and also called as Bakr-Eid is a holy festival of Muslims. It is considered holier than Eid-al-Fitr. It honors the faith of Ibrahim in God. As an act of submission to God’s Command, Ibrahim gets ready to sacrifice his only son, but before he cuts his neck, Angel Jibra’il shows up and informs him that his sacrifice has been accepted by god. He saw a dead lamb which was slaughtered. God was testing the willingness of Ibrahim and he passed it.
This traditional festival is celebrated worldwide. Till date followers, follow the actual customs. Following is the list of things Muslims are recommended to do in preparation of Eid al-Adha.
- Make ablution and offer the Pre-Sunrise prayer; Salat al- Fajr
- Get ready in finest and prepare for sacrifice
- Sacrifice and Distribute to the poor
1. Make ablution and offer the Pre-Sunrise prayer; Salat al- Fajr
In the early morning of Eid-Al-Adha, everyone goes to the mosque and make wudu. After making wudu, followers offer Salat Al-Fajr (Pre-Sunrise Prayer). After half an hour (approx. 1 hour) followers offer Eid Al-Adha prayer. For offering this prayer on hold day, a large number of people gathers in finest clothing Eidgah.
2. Get ready in the finest and prepare for sacrifice.
After Salat al-Fajr, all followers get ready for holy traditions. Men, women, and children get ready in their finest. Not just in Muslim religion, but in all religions when people celebrate they get ready in their finest to honor the festival, especially women. No one can celebrate the festival like women do and that’s why they do pre-festival shopping. For example, Manndola.com celebrates Eid al-Adha by having big Eid Al-Adha Sale every year. In this Sale, we provide discounts up to 60%. So women all around the globe visit our website and shop like anything. The offers are un-comparable. Manndola.com is already known for quality and designs. We offer a huge range of Anarkali, Straight Cut, and Lehenga Suits. We also provide service of stitching, so it gets easy for women in the western hemisphere, where getting ethnic wear stitched is bit tough and expensive.
3. Sacrifice and Distribute to the poor
Muslims, who can afford the lamb, sacrifice their best Halal animal. The Qurbani has to meet some requirements like age and quality standard of animal otherwise, the sacrifice will be unacceptable. Families divide the sacrificed Meat into three parts. One for them self, the second part is for friends and family and the third one is for poor people, who can’t afford sacrifice on their own. Muslim community always takes care of Poor and needy people. They consider them as their responsibility.
What a true and holy festival it is!
Manndola.com wishes you all Happy Eid Al-Adha. Always keep faith in Mighty Allah, love everyone and enjoy this amazing festival of Qurbani.