Eid mubarak everyone!
I know it doesn’t feel like it, with corona virus and the economic crisis going on, but it’s Eid, and as Muslims, we only have 2 Eids, so let’s rejoice on this day. Let’s remember our blessings and pray for God’s forgiveness.
Let’s dress our best and go to Eid prayer, if the mosques are open in your area. Or pray at home if you c
Let’s wash our hands, put on our masks, and have a nice socially distanced Eid.
I wanted to share with you 5 facts about this Eid, to help you get a better understanding why this Eid is so important.
5 facts about Eid Al Adha:
1. Eid al-Adha commemorates when God appeared to Abraham — known as Ibrahim to Muslims — in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience. As Abraham was about to sacrifice his son, God stopped him and gave him a sheep to kill in place of his son.
2. Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īdu l-‘Aḍḥā) “Festival ” or “Greater Bairam” is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims all over the world, which falls on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Muslim lunar calendar. It is when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow , camel,and bull sending part of the meat to poor people as a donation.
3. One-third of the meat is kept for immediate family members, one-third is given to friends and neighbors, and one-third is given to the poor. Part of the sacrifice of the animal is not only for personal consumption, but for helping the poor.
4. Unlike on Eid Al–Fitr, you should eat after the Eid prayer on Eid Al–Adha. And if you‘ve offered a sacrifice, you can and should eat from your Qurbani meat. If you didn’t offer a sacrifice, it’s fine for you to eat before the prayer.
5. Working on the Eid day is NOT prohibited, but not performing the morning Eid prayer is not permitted, it’s Wajib means just next to Fard or mandatory. In Islam, this is encouraged to celebrate and exchange goodwill with people on Eid days. However, if you can’t and need to work, you can do so after the Eid prayer.
I hope you enjoyed these facts about this Eid, if you didn’t already know them.
Wishing all Muslims a Eid Mubarak, and wishing the world peace and prosperity and good health for all my friends and family.
I also wish to pray for, on this special day, all the oppressed and poor and sick people in the world.
I conclude this blog with the takbeerat of Eid:
الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر , لا إله إلا الله , الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد ,الله أكبر كبيرا , والحمد لله كثيرا , وسبحان الله بكرة وأصيلا , لا إله إلا الله وحده , صدق وعده , ونصر عبده , وأعز جنده , وهزم الأحزاب وحده ,لا إله إلا الله , ولا نعبد إلا إياه , مخلصين له الدين ولو كره الكافرون , اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد , وعلى آل سيدنا محمد , وعلى أصحاب سيدنا محمد , وعلى أنصار سيدنا محمد , وعلى أزواج سيدنا محمد , وعلى ذرية سيدنا محمد وسلم تسليما كثيرا .
Translation of takbeerat: