Eid al-Adha 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. Muslims around the world observe this event. Eid al Adha 2019 or Qurbani 2019 will be celebrated on Monday, 12th of August 2019. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Dhul Hijjah.
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 a permanent part of a Muslim’s life.
Hence, every year on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid ul Azha. On this day, Muslims slaughter a lamb, sheep, goat or a camel to honor the sacrifice of Ibrahim (AS). A sense of generosity and gratitude colors this festival.
Eid ul Hajj 2019
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 responsibilities as a Muslim. Allah says in the Quran:
The first 10 days preceding Eid al Adha have great significance as they are meant to motivate and encourage Muslims for Eid. A Muslim must do maximum Ibadat in these days and then as an expression of reward, one celebrates Eid al Adha.
This Eid is mostly celebrated the first two days and often three days in some households. People plan gatherings as a way to celebrate the occasion together with their loEid ul Adha is the second Eid of every Islamic year, it is also called Festival of Sacrifice. On this day Muslims sacrifice (qurban) an animal, and divide into three parts, one part is distributed among the poors, second part is given to the relatives and third part is kept at home for own use.
The Eid is celebrated at the end of Hajj, on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. On this day, every muslim offers Namaz e Eid in the mosque, or at designated special places, the Eid prayer is offered early morning, after that the process of Qurbani starts, and the meat is distributed among the poor and family members.
Special meat dishes are prepared on this day at every house, and the meat of sacrificed animal is cooked. You can find the exact date of Eid al Adha in Pakistan on this page according to the Islamic month and calendar.ved ones.