Eid ul-Adha is a vital festival in the Muslim calendar. Several Muslims may mark this as the most significant festival. it makes us remember the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when ordered to by God.
Allah came across to Ibrahim’s dream and asked to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience. The Devil seduced Ibrahim by saying he should go against Allah’s Order and spare his son.
As Ibrahim was about to slaughter his son, Allah stopped him to do and gave lamb to slaughter in his place. This shows Ibrahim’s submission to God. It is essential for Muslims to remember that Allah does not need the animal or its meat; Allah wants Muslims to show that they are faithful to Him.
Eid ul-Adha is a public holiday in Islamic countries and has great importance, but Muslims who live in the U.K. may take the day off to observe this festival.
By taking part in this religious festival, Muslims show that they are also ready to sacrifice their lives for Allah.
How the Eid festival is observed?
A sheep or goat is slaughter as a remembrance of Ibrahim’s sacrifice. The Muslims who live in the U.K. should slaughter their animal at a slaughterhouse. They share the meat to their friends, relatives and the poor, each getting a 3rd share. Muslims people go to the mosque for offering Eid ul Adha prayer, dress in their beautiful clothes and say thanks to Allah for the blessings they receive at this beautiful occasion.
It is obligatory to pay the poor-dues to charity organizations which should be used to help the poor so they can observe Eid Al Adha Festival.
In the end, we would like to say that Eid ul-Adha is very important for Muslims today as it reminds them of Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice, prompt them in turn to realize their own obedience to Allah. The Muslims may ask Allah to pardon them and should pray for strength to be devoted in the future. It is also a time when they meet their relative and friends as well as offer presents.