What is the true spirit of Eid-ul-Adha?
Do we truly understand Eid?
Are we completely in-sync with its message and origin?
Recently Muslims have celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with great zeal. The actual meaning of the word Eid is “Delight” or” Joy” therefore the festival of Eid is a festival of joy when Muslims all over the world celebrate with their loved ones. Both Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha have their own significance. Eid-ul-Fitr is a reward from Allah Almighty for all Muslims who fast in the Holy Month of Ramadan whereas Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhaj (Zul Hijjah) the last month of Islamic calendar. At the end of the Hajj (Annual Pilgrimage to Makkah), Muslims from all corners of the globe celebrate Eid-ul-Adha. Eid-ul-Adha is just not a festival of happiness but it is celebrated in the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S) willingness to sacrifice his beloved son for Allah Almighty. This laid the foundation of a way of life for humanity as well as all Muslims to come.
One can also call it a duty that Muslims observe when in sound financial circumstances and this sacrifice is very close to the Almighty. The spirit of Eid-ul-Adha is the sacrifice of our most precious belongings in the Path of Allah for His mercy and blessings. This Eid continues for three consecutive days and just like Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha starts with prayers in the morning and proceeds towards the sacrifice of animals which may take place on any of the three days mentioned above. All Muslims who can afford an animal for sacrifice do so – on Eid-ul-Adha.
This day calls for festivities and great feasts but the true spirit of Eid-ul-Adha lies in the concept of sharing – this blessing with your loved ones as well as the underprivileged ones.
Islam teaches us the lesson of sharing in every way possible. Both Eids have the same message for all of us. Now let us talk about the fun and joy on the Eid day. Children of all ages adore Eid-ul-Adha because with it comes the joy of nurturing an animal, the feeding and the caring is what they take great pleasure amongst other frivolities.
Eid-ul-Adha season starts from the 1st of Zilhaj when people start bringing in animals for the sacrifice ritual into their homes and nurseries. And these festivities continue until the end of Eid itself. Children and adults spend their days, and nights in taking care of the animal and by the time the Eid day arrives they develop deep affection or their animals. This affection is the true definition of this event – to sacrifice your precious belonging in the Path of Allah.
Men spend their Eid day with the sacrifice and subsequent meat distribution while women spend most of Eid-ul-Adha’s time in the kitchen, cooking up feasts for family and loved ones. Many delicious protein recipes become the centre of attraction on a typical Eid day. Parties start at night with family and friends gathering for outdoor barbecues. BBQ is the highlight of Eid-ul-Adha when it comes to the food. Eid-ul-Adha is just two weeks away and this is the time to start preparing for the big day. The shopping list includes animal shopping and things associated with slaughtering and cooking and also for Eid dresses and other accessories. Men opt for brand new shalwar kameez or trendy kurtas whereas women adorn themselves in a variety of fabrics and styles. In this regard, 24hours.pk brings you reliable and affordable deals in pakistan which includes fashion deals and food deals to add all the more charm and fun this Eid. Not to mention, catering to a number of kitchen needs with many cutlery deals and tableware deals. Everything you need to make Eid-ul-Adha, 2016 a memorable day for you and your loved ones.
Being a Muslim, one should realise the real purpose of this “Feast of Sacrifice or Day of Sacrifice”’ and should celebrate it with deep observance, and share the happiness and blessings with others who cannot afford to do the same.
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And Eid Mubarak in Advance to You All!