It is also known as the “festival of sacrifice” because it commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael in order to demonstrate his obedience to Allah.
However, before this could happen, God provided a lamb for sacrifice. As a result, the festival is also known as ‘Bakrid.’ Eid al-Adha is observed on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the Islamic or lunar calendar’s 12th month.
It marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage and is also known as Eid Qurban or Qurban Bayarami. In this year’s Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, the moon for the Zul Hijjah was visible on 11 July.
In other words, Bakrid will be held in India on 21 July. It will be celebrated one day earlier in Saudi Arabia, however, on 20 July 2021.
On Eid al-Adha, Muslims sacrifice an animal to show their devotion and love towards Allah, usually a goat or a lamb. The prepared meat has been divided into three different parts according to tradition.
The first is for families, friends and neighbours, the second part is distributed among the needy and the poor.
The “sacrifice” essentially concerns a return to society and represents the devotion to Allah. On a splendid day, Muslims around the world offer namaz in a mosque just before the sun comes.
That’s the time of midday prayer. A sermon from the imam follows. The festival takes place with great enthusiasm when men, women and children go out to meet their families and friends. However, this year, like last year, the pandemic will impose certain constraints.