BONSERNEWS.com – Eid al-Adha, otherwise known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, is one of the most important religious celebrations for Muslims around the world.
Celebrating the sacrifice and allegiance of Prophet Abraham, Eid al-Adha brings together millions of people to commemorate a historic moment in Islamic history.
This article will explain more about the meaning and traditions of Eid al-Adha and the importance of sacrifice in daily life.
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Eid al-Adha celebrations will take place on 10 Dzulhijjah, the last month in the Islamic calendar. This celebration relates to the story of Prophet Ibrahim who was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismail, at the behest of Allah SWT.
Prophet Ibrahim accepted this severe test with extraordinary loyalty and was ready to carry out God’s commands, until in the end God replaced Ismail with a sheep as a sign of the sacrifice He received.
This moment symbolizes the sincerity and obedience of Prophet Ibrahim to Allah SWT.
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During the Eid al-Adha celebration, Muslims around the world perform qurban worship, namely slaughtering livestock such as cows, sheep or goats.
Pieces of meat from these animals are then distributed to families, neighbors, and other people in need.
Part of this sacrificial animal can also be donated to charitable foundations to be distributed to those in need. This shows the importance of sharing and caring for one another in Islam.
Apart from qurbani, the celebration of Eid al-Adha is also filled with various other religious activities.
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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in mosques or open fields, followed by a sermon reminding them of the importance of loyalty to Allah and sacrifice in achieving a higher goal.