16 June 2024 - 21:21
Happy Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is a significant Islamic holiday that commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham PBUH) to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God.

Iran (IMNA) - The Eid al-Adha celebration typically lasts for four days, starting on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. During this period, Muslims around the world engage in various activities to mark the occasion. These include attending special prayers at mosques, wearing new clothes, exchanging gifts, and enjoying festive meals with family and friends.

One of the central rituals of Eid al-Adha is the sacrifice of an animal, usually a sheep, goat, or cow. This act is seen as a symbol of Ibrahim’s (PBUH) willingness to sacrifice his son and is meant to demonstrate the importance of obedience to God. The meat from the sacrificed animal is then distributed among family, friends, and the poor, emphasizing the value of charity and sharing with those in need.

In many countries, Eid al-Adha is a public holiday, and Muslims often take time off from work or school to participate in the celebrations. The holiday is also closely tied to the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which is a mandatory journey for Muslims who are physically and financially able to make it. The Hajj pilgrimage is a significant event in the Islamic calendar, and Eid al-Adha marks its culmination.

This year, the Eid al-Adha celebrations took place against the backdrop of a regional conflict in the Middle East, with Israel's war on Gaza causing significant destruction and loss of life. Despite these challenging circumstances, Muslims around the world came together to celebrate the holiday, emphasizing the importance of faith, community, and charity.

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