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July 26, 2014
General Information Eid ul Adha

General practices during the Festival of Sacrifice

Muslim men, women and children should dress as best as possible to the important festival of Eid ul Adha, they should take perfume and wash themselves thoroughly. Although it is mandatory for men, women and children should also take part at the Eid prayer, as it is a common prayer, to show the unity of the Muslims. In many places of the world Muslims gather, not only in the mosque, but on open fields or in certain places where enough space for certain activities is provided.

General Information Eid ul Adha

What is the Origin of Eid ul Adha

The origin of Eid ul Adha goes far beyond the Islamic history. It begins with Ibrahim (AS), who was told by Allah (swt) to sacrifice his own son for His sake.
Although he was with a heavy heart, he was still willing to implement the undisputed command of Allah (swt) in the act. With the help of his own son, he passed the test and killed a sacrificial animal instead of his son . Read more here …

General Information Eid ul Adha

Eid Al-Adha in the Gregorian calendar

The Eid Al-Adha is always on the same days of the Islamic calendar, as it is a lunar calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, this day, however, varies, because this is a solar calendar. The Lunar Calendar is an average of eleven days shorter than the solar calendar.

General Information Eid ul Adha

The Takbir and other rituals

The Takbir is called from the sunset of the 10th to the 13th Dhul Hijjah and is a tradition in Islamic history. Muslims praise Allah and are grateful to Him for all his gifts. They pray for the Prophet (s) and his family, and his Companions.

General Information Eid ul Adha

The Eid Prayer

In its judgment on the exercise of the Eid prayer there are three different opinions of the scholars.
Opinion 1: The Eid prayer is Sunnah Mu’akkadah (recommended). This is the opinion of Imam Malik and Imam As-Shafi’i….

General Information Eid ul Adha

Legal Status

The legal aspects of the festival of Sacrifice

Meanwhile in many non-islamic countries applicable rules regarding the sacrificial feast have certainly changed.
Even though many do not know it, the festivals of the Muslims (the Feast of Sacrifice, as well as the fast-breaking festival) are recognized as festivals of the Muslim community….

General Information Eid ul Adha

Meaning of Eid ul Adha

The Feast of Sacrifice, arab عيد الأضحى, (IDU ʿ l-Adha ) is in addition to the fast-breaking festival the greatest feast of Muslims around the world. It is celebrated at the climax of the hajj, the pilgrimage to the House of Allah (swt) in Mecca, which begins annually on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijja and lasts four days.

Practices during Eid ul Adha

Muslim men, women and children should dress as best as possible to the important festival of Eid ul Adha, they should take perfume and wash themselves thoroughly. Although it is mandatory for men, women and children should also take part at the Eid prayer, as it is a common prayer, to show the unity of the Muslims.

In many places of the world Muslims gather, not only in the mosque, but on open fields or in certain places where enough space for certain activities is provided....

The Origin of Eid ul Adha

The origin of Eid ul Adha goes far beyond the Islamic history. It begins with Ibrahim (AS), who was told by Allah (swt) to sacrifice his own son for His sake.

Although he was with a heavy heart, he was still willing to implement the undisputed command of Allah (swt) in the act. With the help of his own son, he passed the test and killed a sacrificial animal instead of his son . Read more here ...

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The meaning of the Feast of Sacrifice

The Feast of Sacrifice, arab عيد الأضحى, (IDU ʿ l-Adha ) is in addition to the fast-breaking festival the greatest feast of Muslims around the world. It is celebrated at the climax of the hajj, the pilgrimage to the House of Allah (swt) in Mecca, which begins annually on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijja and lasts four days.

Due to the Islamic lunar calendar, the Feast of Sacrifice can take place throughout the year, it moves in the solar calendar backwards to most eleven...

Legal status of Eid ul Adha

Meanwhile in many non-islamic countries applicable rules regarding the sacrificial feast have certainly changed.

Even though many do not know it, the festivals of the Muslims (the Feast of Sacrifice, as well as the fast-breaking festival) are recognized as festivals of the Muslim community.

Accordingly, similar special cases are granted for these two festivals, as well as other Christian festivals such as the Day of Repentance. ...
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