Eid ul Adha 2019 Date is 11 August in Saudi Arabia & 12 August in Pakistan. Eid ul adha is a festival celebrated among Muslims all over the world in remembrance of the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) made out of his strong faith in Allah (SWT). Ibrahim (AS) showed a willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS) but his son was replaced with a lamb by Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) was so pleased with Ibrahim’s (AS) submission to Him that He made this demonstration of sacrifice and faith this festival is meant to make a Muslim more virtuous in his or her deeds.
It should not be meant only to offer sacrifices; rather it is meant to learn hidden lessons of freedom from selfish desires and to elevate a Muslim from anything that hinders his ability to fulfill his. There are many traditions Muslims follow on Eid ul Azha. First, the day begins with early morning prayers and a sermon at a local mosque.
Pakistanis will also dress up in new-bought clothes, visit friends and family, hold large, meat-based feasts, and give money to the poor so that they can feast as well. Some will buy an animal, a cow, ram, goat, sheep, or camel, and have it slaughtered to represent the “sacrifice” of Ishmael. Others will simply buy large amounts of meat from the store. Either way, a third of the meat is traditionally given to the poor.
Eid ul Adha 2019 Date
Eid ul Azha actually is kept for three straight days, the first two of which are public holidays in Pakistan. Festivities begin on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja, called “Zilhaj” in Pakistan, which is the last month of the Muslim year. The date varies on the Gregorian calendar and is only officially established by a centralized moon-sighting committee.
In 2019 it will begin in the evening of Sunday, August 11, and end four days later on Thursday, August 15.Millions of Muslims around the world will gather to mark one of the holiest days in the religious calendar. Large groups get together to pray while enjoying feasts and wearing their best clothing. Traditionally, the festival lasts for four days but public holidays vary around the world – with Arab countries observing a nine-day public holiday.
Eid Al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah when Hajj (pilgrimage) takes place, and lasts for four days. Muslims may invoke an act of zakat and friendship by the slaughter of a sheep and distribute its meat in 3 parts: among family, friends, and the poor. Muslims are also encouraged to be especially friendly and reach out to one another during this period.
The celebration revolves around when Allah appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, as a sign of his faith.It’s similar to the Christian and Jewish stories in which God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, but spared him from doing so.