Fact: Why Are We Celebrating Eid Al Adha And Why Does It Have To Be Four Days?
Many Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid Al Adha this year and it has been projected to start on Sunday, August 19.
But what’s the reason why we celebrate this?
Majority of Muslims in the UAE know the reason behind it.
But do non-Muslims (which by the way has a huge population in Dubai) know why we celebrate this event?
This Islamic festival is celebrated starting on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his own son to Allah (God).
In this time, Muslims around the world make a special effort to pray and listen to sermons in nearby mosques.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Muslims from all over the world travel to Makkah to remember what Ibrahim and his son did.
Most ladies wear new clothes, visit family members and friends.
They normally offer an animal in an act known as qurbani. This represents the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the place of his son.