What Eid Al Kabir Means and 7 Ways to Celebrate With Your Muslim Friends

What Eid Al Kabir Means and 7 Ways to Celebrate With Your Muslim Friends

Eid-ul-Adha (Eid-Al-Kabir) is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event. It also commemorates the 10th day of the Muslim month Zil-Hijja. Eid-ul-Adha is a mega event in Islamic calendar and it’s observed all over the world.

What Do People Do?

At Eid al-Adha, many Muslims make a special effort to pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends and may symbolically sacrifice an animal in an act known as qurbani. This represents the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the place of his son.

In some traditionally Muslim countries, families or groups of families may purchase an animal known as udhiya, usually a goat or sheep, to sacrifice, but this is not common or legal in many parts of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or many other countries. In these countries, groups of people may purchase a whole carcass from a butcher or slaughterhouse and divide it amongst themselves or just buy generous portions of meat for a communal meal on Eid-al-Adha. People also give money to enable poorer members of their local community and around the world to eat a meat-based meal.

In the period around Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca and the surrounding area in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. Package holidays are organized from many countries. Muslims may plan and save for many years to enable them to take part in this event, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.

Here are couple of suggestions for you if you have Muslim friends but have no idea what to say to them on this great occasion.

  1. I wish you ALL a very happy and peaceful Eid.
    May Allah accept your good deeds,
    forgive your transgressions and ease
    the suffering of all peoples around the globe.
    Eid Mubarak
  2. Eid ul Azha reminds us a great sacrifice,Which encourages us to follow Allah’s order.
    May HE gives us strength to walk on right path,
    And fills our heart with sympathy so we can help
    the needy and poor people,
    I wish you all good things as you get together to celebrate Eid.
  3. May This Sacred Occasion of
    Warmth and Togetherness
    Imbibe Within You The
    True Spirit of Eid.
    And You’ll Be Blessed By
    Allah’s Love and Grace …
    Today And Always …


4. Do you know what is the meaning of EID ?
Eid is the combination of 3 meaningful words
E = Embrace with open heart
I = Inspire with impressive attitude
D = Distribute pleasure to all
Eid Ul Adha Mubarak

5. Hope that you are guided by
your faith in the almighty
and shine in his divine blessings.
Wishing you a happy Eid-ul-Adha!

6. As you offer your prayers
on Eid-ul-Adha,
I hope that the true spirit
of this auspicious occasion
fills your heart with
happiness and good cheer.
Have a blessed Eid-ul-Adha!

7. On Eid-ul-Adha,
wishing that Allah accepts
your good deeds and sacrifices,
alleviates your sufferings,
and forgives your transgressions.
Eid Mubarak!

In all, I hope this post has been helpful. Please let us know in the comments section if it is. Happy Eid el Kabir to you and yours. 

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