In India Festival brings a great sense of joy, people celebrate it with great enthusiasm. Among all festival there is two most important festival of Muslims Eid- ul- Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha and are celebrated in a traditional way.
What is Eid-ul-Adha?
Eid-ul-Adha which is the festival of sacrifice is also known as Bakrid and is celebrated worldwide. As per the Islamic lunar calendar Eid-ul-Adha falls on the tenth day of the final month (12th) of Islamic calendar. Eid-ul-Adha has a significance of Hajj pilgrimage, it is believed that on the last day or completion of Hajj Bakrid or Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated. This is the big day for Islamic followers as it reminds us Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son for sake of God’s will.
Eid-ul-Adha is a four day event and is considered to be a public holiday in most od the Islamic countries. Islamic schools, universities, offices remain shut on this auspicious day. Many mosque organizes prayer and grand communal feast on this occasion and is celebrated with family and friends.
Significance of Eid-ul-Adha 2021
Eid-ul-Adha is significant to Muslim because it reminds them about Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice in god’s will. It means God just wants to know how obedient and determine his followers are to obey his commandment. He just want to see his devotion. Eid-ul-Adha prayer is held where people also ask for forgiveness and strength.
Story behind Eid-ul-Adha
Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated to remember the sacrifices made by prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience.
As per the Islamic history, Allah appeared in Ibrahim’s dream, one of the prophets of Islam and asked him to make the most crucial trail of his life where he was asked to sacrifice his dearest possession his son. Ibrahim was willing to fulfill the commands of Allah and not even though once before agreeing to God’s will. On his way to Mount Moriah where he was suppose to make the sacrifice, Ibrahim was tempted by Devil or shaitan to go back and refuse to follow the God’s will but Ibrahim was determined and showed away the devil by throwing pebbles.
As Ibrahim was about the make the sacrifice, God replaced Ismail with goat, signifying his devotion. Just after this act the ritual of sacrificing an animal began and once the sacrifice is done the meat is distributed into three parts- one for the family, second for the relative and third for the poor and needy irrespective of their religious belief.
How do people celebrate Eid-ul-Adha?
The celebration of Eid-ul-Adha begins with the auspicious prayer, all male members of the family are asked to visit the mosque for a special namaz (prayer). The special namaz (prayer) can also be conducted at home and most of the children and women pray at home. The special namaz consist of two rakats comprising of seven takbirs in the first raka’h and five takbirs in the second raka’h respectively.
As soon as the prayer is over people greet each other and head back home for the ritual of Qurbani, the act of sacrifice Qurbani is essential and mandatory for all muslims are capable of performing. This act is the symbol of sacrifice made by Ibrahim where he was willing to sacrifice his son, on God’s command. All members of the family celebrate it, people wear new clothes, and organize feast and visit friends and relatives. On this day Eidi is given to youngster and children. It can be in a form of anything gifts or money which symbolizes the act of unity and to bring harmony.
Special delicacies prepared during Eid-ul-Adha
When we talk about Eid-ul-Adha how we cannot about the festive feast which has a whole lot of variety of dishes for everyone. It is the festival of sacrifice and the significance is that no one should be empty stomach on this auspicious day. Below is the list of dishes prepared on Eid-ul-Adha:
- Bhuna Kaleji: on this day people break the fast with the sacrificed meat and the liver is fried, roasted and grilled with spices which are served with nan or rumali roti, It melts in the mouth and commonly known as Bhuna Kaleji.
- Mutton Biryani: The Eid-ul-Adha feast is incomplete without Biryani, it is the king of all food and the heavenly combination of fragrance rice and flavorful mutton is perfect. It is believed that Biryani is derived from the Persian word “Birinj”, which means rice.
- Dates Shake: Well the celebration is not complete without a sweet drink right? The date shake which is made of milk, dates and a bit of cardamom powder is the best refreshment drink to enjoy during this festive evening.
- Keema: Eid-ul-Adha’s most favourite dish is Keema; it is prepared with meat and tradition species and is consumed with rice, roti or nan.
- Chapli kebab: We all know a feast without a starter is incomplete and the Chapli kebab which is a slice of luxurious minced meat either grilled or deeply cooked with tradition spices is the best starter to crave for more.
- Mutton Korma: Eid-ul-Adha’s feast is also known for its special dish called Mutton Korma. The fried mutton pieces are cooked with a creamy gravy and are enjoyed with jeera rice or traditional bread (sheermal)
Eid-ul-Adha Wishes 2021
Sending wishes to family, friends and relatives is one of the most important thing on Eid-ul-Adha. Below is the list of Wishes:
- On this Eid, I wish you and your family Allah’s blessings and kindness.
- Today is the day to pray, love, celebrate with your loved once and remember Allah for his kindness.
- This Eid-ul-Adha, I wish Allah’s blessings to light up your life and hope that it is filled with happiness, peace, joy and success. Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak!
- I wish your life is as spicy as Biryani and sweet as Kheer. Eid Mubarak!
- May your devotion and faith in Allah Continue. Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak!
Eid Mubarak Wishes 2021
Eid is a religious festival for all Muslims and is celebrated with full zeal and zest. It is the festival of grand celebration which is followed by grand feast carried out with utmost happiness, love and respect. We wish you Bakrid Mubarak 2021 from entire Happy Wishes team.