Muslims are blessed with not one but two Eid Occasions during the Islamic year. The first one is Eid-ul-Fitr which symbolises the conclusion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The second is Eid-ul-Adha which commemorates the Pilgrimage of Hajj, a spiritual journey that Islam has made compulsory on all able Muslims.
This year, Muslims in the United Kingdom celebrated Eid-ul-Adha on the 4th October. Millions of fortunate Muslims performed the Pilgrimage of Hajj on this day, whilst many hundreds of millions performed the important task of Qurbani (sacrifice) in order to show their obedience and devotion to Allah (SWT). There is a lot of factual information pertaining to this Eid that Muslims should be aware of.
This will be the topic of today’s Muslim Aid post, as we highlight some very significant information about Hajj rituals, enabling Muslims to perform them with the best of intentions and knowledge. People who are not of the Muslim faith will find this information equally useful as they will learn what Eid-ul-Adha entails.
Below are some very important facts about Eid-ul-Adha for our readers.
-Performing Wudhu (ablution) and offering Fajr prayer
-Taking extra special care of personal cleanliness and of their clothing
-Dressing up by wearing new clothes
With Eid-ul-Adha and its festivities successfully concluded, everyone is getting back to their normal work routines. May Allah (SWT) bless this honoured occasion and accept the Qurbani of hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world.
Furthermore, may Allah (SWT) accept the pilgrimage of Hajj offered by millions of Muslims this year and consequently grant them with its reward. May their journey home be trouble free, safe and may this Eid be a prosperous one for the Muslim Ummah.
We hope that you found the aforementioned facts useful. Although Eid-ul-Adha is a Muslim holiday, it is also a great opportunity to interact with non-Muslims and share with them the concept of Eid and its significance.