Celebrated in remembrance of Ibrahim’s meaningful gesture of love for Allah when he was asked to sacrifice his only son Isaac, is the Eid al-Adha that falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and most holy month of the Islamic year.
Eid al adha is commemorated in celebration of Ibrahim’s faithfulness and his decisive act of commitment to Allah.
As Ibrahim was ready and prepared to carry out the sacrifice, Allah gave it a second thought and replaced his son with a lamb in a blink of an eye which was later slaughtered instead of Isaac.
On this day therefore, Muslims slaughter animals as a way of honoring the act of Ibrahim and divide them into three portions; one given to the poor, another one to relatives and the third portion is reserved for the family to show togetherness as lambs, goats and cows are the most slaughtered animals.
Important to note is that it’s through such practices that led to the festival being termed as the “Feast of Sacrifice” A.K.A Eid al-Adha.
To our Muslim pulsers, we wish you a sacred Eid al-Adha.