Eid-al-Adha or Bakra Eid 2020 will be commemorated across the country on August 1. Bakra Eid, also known as the ‘festival of Sacrifice’ is the second of the two most popular festivals celebrated by Muslims throughout the world.
Bakra Eid comes 2 months after the Eid-al-Fitr, which is celebrated at the end of the sacred month of Ramadan, in which Muslims throughout the world observe quick from dusk to dawn and recite holy Quran and offer prayers to the almighty.
Eid-al-Adha in India Date:
Eid al-Adha, likewise called Bakr Eid or Bakrid, is commemorated on 10th day of Dhu al Hijjah month, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. Bakra Eid is commemorated after the Hajj was performed by the Muslim enthusiasts gathered from across the world in Capital, Saudi Arabia.
According to Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Eid-al-Adha will be commemorated on August 1 in India, a day after it will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia on July 31. On the other hand, Kerala will likewise celebrate the festival with Saudi Arabia on July 31.
Muslims around the world deal Eid al-Adha prayers at the mosque after the sun has actually entirely increased and right before it goes into the Zuhr time (midday prayer time). The prayer is followed by a preaching or khutbah, by the Imam.
Muslims offer Eid prayers on this day just after the Sun increases entirely and before it gets in the Zuhr time (midday prayers). The prayers are followed by the sacrifice of a goat, meat of which is dispersed similarly to the clingy and family members.
History of Bakra Eid:
The festival is celebrated to celebrate Islamic Prophet Ibrahim’s (PBUH) (Abraham) outright commitment to Allah. The history of this festival started with Ibrahim have a recurring dream about fulfilling Allah’s dream to massacre his child Ismael. One day when Ibrahim told his dream to Ismael, who is likewise a male of God, instantly consented to his father and asked him to finish the desire.
Just as Ibrahim will make the sacrifice, Shaitan (devil) came to discourage him from making the sacrifice. Ibrahim tossed stones on Shaitan to avoid him away.
Seeing his total commitment, Allah sends Jibreel (the Archangel) with a sheep and ordered him to exchange the sheep with Ismael. Adhering to Allah’s order, Ibrahim then compromised the sheep and ever since the celebration is commemorated by Muslims by slaughtering a sheep or goat.
Significance of Bakra Eid:
The Bakra Eid is not simply the sacrifice of an animal however it is a commemoration of Ismael and Ibrahim’s total commitment to Allah. The meat of the sacrificed animal is dispersed in three equivalent parts. One part is offered to the poor and the needy, one portion is dispersed in loved ones and the last part feeds the family itself.