Eid al-Adha 2017: Significance of Bakrid And Celebrations

01 September, 2017, 01:45 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all those observing Eid al-Adha this year. However, the act of charity is not only limited to donating the bigger portion of the meat of the sacrificed animal as many Muslims from around the globe even go to the extent of giving up their most cherished possessions in line with the Eid al-Adha celebrations. This year, Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court has announced that the first day of the Islamic religious event falls on September 1.

Eid ul-Adha is not a public holiday, but it is a holiday around the world in Muslim countries.

According to Muslim beliefs, when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael upon Allah's command, God replaced him with a sheep. Muslims may take a day off work to celebrate the religious festival. As the moon was sighted on August 22, Eid al-Adha falls on September 2.

On Eid'l Adha, August 31, President Rodrigo Duterte called for unity and renewal of Muslim values.

A Kenyan government minister on Wednesday said employers could allow Muslim workers a day off to mark the coming Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday.


Eid al-Adha will be marked within two days - September 1 and 2.

"May this occasion invigorate you to remain steadfast in our task of ensuring triumph against elements that perpetuate discord and violence", he said in his Feast of the Sacrifice message.

"The lessons of sacrifice and generosity Eid al-Adha embody are reflected in the many great contributions made to our province by the Muslim community".

People who are performing sacrifice ritual will have a goat at their home prior to Eid.

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