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One of the best Islamic holidays Muslims celebrate is Eid ul Adha 2024, the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice. It features Ibrahim (Abraham), ready to give his son as a sacrifice to God—an act representing total submission to the Creator. Because Eid ul Adha occurs on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic holy calendar, it is regarded as the most sacred day for Muslims. We celebrate Eid ul Adha 2024 from Sunday, June 16, to Tuesday, June 18.

Understanding the Significance of Eid ul Adha

Eid ul Adha 2024

Eid ul Adha has a lot to do with religion, as it symbolizes the brilliant act of Ibrahim, who was ready to sacrifice his son Isma’il (Ishmael) to obey Allah. Nevertheless, Allah intercepted and aimed for a ram instead of Isma’eel to illustrate that submission and belief in the destined side of Allah are essential values. Muslims today commemorate this event by carrying out the sacrifice ritual (qurbani). In this way, they exhibit the prophet Ibrahim’s dedication and obedience to God. Even people have to try to become better practising Muslims, read the Quran with tajweed, and know more about Ilam.

Dua on Eid ul Adha:

الله أكبر، الله أكبر، لا إله إلا الله، والله أكبر، الله أكبر، ولله الحمد.

Translation:

“Allah is the greatest; Allah is the greatest; there is no god but Allah; Allah is the greatest; Allah is the greatest; and all praise belongs to Allah.”

This dua is commonly recited on the way to the Eid prayer ground and on the day of Eid ul Adha as a proclamation of Allah’s greatness towards the charity received from the sacrifice and His countless blessings. The core of Tawhid (the Oneness of Allah) is reflected in it and reminds us of the uniqueness of Eid ul Adha in Islam.

Preparing for Eid ul Adha:

Purification: Start preparing for Eid ul Adha 2024 by being physically and spiritually pure, through which purification is possible. Before the holy Eid prayer, all men and women should bathe (ghusl) to prepare.

Shopping for Eid: Start stockpiling new clothes and gifts for your loved ones because, as tradition demands, everyone on Eid ul-Adha must wear their best clothes that day.

Arranging Qurbani: Determine the eating of a sacrificial animal (usually a sheep, goat, cow, or camel) as a symbol of Ibrahim’s (upon him be the peace) sacrifice. Stipulate that the animal is acceptable for Isqoob and that the slaughter process is performed according to Shar’ia.

Charity: Celebrate Eid by engaging in charitable efforts for the underprivileged. Donate money, food, or clothing to orphans, widows, financially poor people, or other affected communities to fulfil the Zakat al-Fitr or Sadaqah obligation.

Prayer performance during the Eid celebration

Gathering: On the first day of Eid ul Adha 2024, come to mosques together or to an open prayer ground with other Muslims at Eid.

Takbir: Praise Allah’s greatness by applying the Takbir, and start the Eid prayer with this recitation.

Khutbah (Sermon): Thank the Imam for the Khutbah, which may contain a small speech on Eid ul Adha that prompts followers to obey Islamic ethics.

Experience of the Sacrifice (Qurbani) 

Sacrifice: Following the Eid prayer, people would resort to the sacrificial slaughter of the designated animal. The slaughter of the animal should be done according to the proper rules; after that, its meat may be shared.

Sharing: Cut up the flesh of the mule into three parts: one for your neighbour, one for your friends, and the other for the poor.

Sharing Eid ul Adha 2024 Joy with Family and Community

Eid ul Adha is a time of great jubilance and festivity where families and friends celebrate. During festivities, Muslims greet each other and convey their blessings and prayers to Allah, who has given them all these bounties. On these Bakra Eid occasions, they gather for large feasts, eating a variety of better-than-good dishes prepared from the meat of the sacrificial victims. They also share many stories and laugh together. Besides, people seek to talk with their friends, relatives, and neighbours, turning their homestays into flourishing places of love and harmony.

Conclusion

Eid al-Adha 2024 is a time when Muslims worldwide celebrate it with spirit. It is a sign of Prophet Ibrahim’s unwavering faith and submission to Allah’s will, which is an example for all worshippers to follow in their lives. Muslims prove their commitment to the laws of Islam by sincerely and spiritually taking part in the rituals of Eid ul Adha 2024, which include sacrifices, compassion, and unity. May the Eid al-Adha blessings grant happiness, peace, and success to all believers who live up to 2024 and all coming years.

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