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What is Eid ul Adha all about
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What is Eid ul Adha all about?


The celebration of Eid ul-Adha is one of the holiest celebrations in the Islamic religion.
Meaning ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, Eid ul-Adha lasts four days and the dates of the holy celebration are determined each year by the Islamic lunar calendar.
This celebration is considered even more sacred than Eid al-Fitr which is the breaking of the fast at the end of Ramadan.
Eid ul-Adha will be celebrated worldwide among Muslim communities, Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha are the only celebrations in the Islamic religion that command such widespread worship and celebration.
The Muslim celebration of Eid ul-Adha honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son to show submission to Allah’s command.
Just when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael upon Allah’s command, God put a sheep in his place.
Muslims use Eid ul-Adha to celebrate Ibrahim’s complete obedience to the will of God and is a reminder of their own willingness to sacrifice anything to follow God.
This holy festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
In the UK Eid ul-Adha is not a bank holiday, but it is a holiday around the world in Muslim countries.
Muslims may take a day off work in the UK to celebrate the religious festival.
People send Eid cards to each other at this time, Muslim people will also dress in their best clothes and attend a prayer service at their Mosque.
Some Muslims will sacrifice a cow, goat or sheep in honour of Eid ul-Adha, however in the UK this is only allowed in a slaughterhouse.
They will eat a meat based meal and divide the meat between family, friends and the poor, Muslims will also give money to charity at this time.
The Day of Arafat
In 2017 the Day of Arafat began on Wednesday August 30 and ends Thursday August 31st.
This is the holiest day in Islam and it falls on the 9th day of Dhul Hajj, it is on the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day after the beginning of Eid ul-Adha.
At dawn on the Day of Arafat Muslim pilgrims will make their way from Mina to a nearby hillside called Mount Arafat, as this was the place where Muhammad gave one of his last famous sermons.
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