An Eid is a holy feast for Muslims across the world. On Eid day Muslims gather in a place and offer congregational prayer.
Eid is celebrated according to the Lunar calendar. Eid days vary with 10 days difference every year.
There are 2 Eids in Islam.
Eids are religious occasions that happened in history. Eid-ul-Fitr is the feast of breaking the Fast. Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in the month of Shawal. Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims.
This Eid is a reward for Muslims as they have completed a month of fasting (Ramadan). Eid-ul-Fitr lasts for a single day.
In the month of Ramadan Muslims fast dawn-to-sunset. EID-UL-Fitr is the only day in the month of Shawal on which fasting is not permissible as on this day Satan fasts.
EiD UL ADHA
Eid-UL-Adha is based on an occasion previously occurred in Islamic history. Eid-ul-Adha is the other name of Eid-UL-Kabeer (Grand Eid). This Eid is celebrated for 4 days
EID-UL-Adha is to complement the obligingness of Hazrat Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son as an act of Allah (S.W.T) obedience. As Hazrat Ibrahim was about to slice his son’s throat Allah (S.W.T) replaced Hazrat Ismael with a lamb to sacrifice.
In the remembrance of that occasion, Muslims worldwide sacrifice a Halal Animal, especially sheep.
Three parts of Sacrificed animal’s meat for distribution.
- First for the needy and poor.
- Second for relatives.
- Third for Family.
The Eid-UL-Adha is celebrated during the month of Dull Hajj on the 10th of Dull Hajj. Dull Hajj is the last month of the Lunar calendar.
These first 10 days of Dull Hajj are important for Muslims. The person, who is going to offer a sacrifice avoids cutting nails and hairs. These restrictions are because of that cutting nails, and hairs will be a sacrifice that is not permissible.
This eid concludes with a pilgrimage at the holy place of Mecca. A Muslim has to complete all the rituals to complete a pilgrimage like 7 rounds around Holy Kabba, sacrifice, running in the place of Arafat, etc.
EID UL ADHA 2020
EID-UL-Adha for the year 2020 is going to fall on the date 31st of July 2020. This Eid will be celebrated differently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
People will follow the Government provided SOPs to avoid COVID-19. There will be a specific distance of 6 feet between every person.
We, Muslims hug each other to wish Eid, but it will not be possible as there lies a risk of getting infected. Purchasing of animals for sacrifice will be difficult as animals can also carry this virus.
People will be celebrating Eid-uL-Adha at home. There will be no large gatherings for congregational prayers in big cities. sacrifice will be at home and there will not be any external person.