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In many Muslim cultures, Eid ul Fitr is referred to as little Eid, while Eid ul Adha is referred to as the big Eid. Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, is highly praised by Muslims everywhere throughout the world as a noteworthy occasion for a time of three to four days. The majority of Muslims go to the special prayers held at various significant mosques and Islamic centers in the United States and everywhere throughout the world.

Muslims mostly wear new clothes and some give gifts while kids are entertained and take a free day from school, including colleges and universities students. Numerous Muslims also don't go to work at that day.

But what exactly is the history of Eid ul Adha and why do we celebrate it? And What is the story of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham?

When gotten some information about the origin of Eid al-Adha, The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, is accounted for to have said, "It is a tradition that has come down to us from Abraham."

The Feast of Sacrifice dates from the historic occasion when Prophet Abraham was directed by God, in a type of a dream vision, to sacrifice his son, Ishmail. But Prophet Ibrahim didn’t hesitate at this command and set out to obey it. When he told his son, his son also agreed with him and told his father to do as God had commanded him, while he was in the demonstration of sacrificing his son, God sent the Angel Gabriel with a tremendous ram. Gabriel educated Abraham that his dream vision was pleased and instructed him to give up the ram as a ransom for his child. The story is said in Chapter #37 of the Holy Qur'an.

Right up 'til the present time, Muslims around the globe yield goats, cows, sheep, sheep, and camels, all for the name of God, as they honor Prophet Ibrahim's custom. It is a Sunnah (an instructing of Muhammad/religious convention) to isolate the meat from the sacrificial animal into three sections.

  1. One is to be distributed among poor and needy people
  2. Another is to be distributed with family, friends, and neighbors.
  3. And one section is for yourself and your close and needy family.

Numerous people’s Eid menus include a dish made with the sacrificial meat, as it is recommended to eat it.

Eid al-Adha also appreciates special noteworthiness in light of the fact that the Day of Sacrifice denotes the peak of Hajj or Pilgrimage, the fifth mainstay of Islam. This yearly journey to Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia is a commitment just for those men and ladies who are physically and financially ready to perform it once in their lifetime.

The link to Hajj:

The voyage to Makkah or Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is performed in the prior days Eid ul Adha and its history additionally backpedals to Prophet Ibrahim.

At the point when his child was a baby, Prophet Ibrahim was told by God to leave his wife Hajrah and his son Ismail in the desert of Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, as indicated by guidelines, he left them with a good supply of both food and water, however, it was finished rapidly.

Hajrah kept running here and there the two hills Safa and Marwa seven times, struggling to search for water, all the time she was speaking to God for some ease.

At that moment, water spouted forward from where son Ismail's were feet and a well sprung there known as Zamzam, and they had enough to last them the lifetime. The water from the well keeps on spilling forward right up 'til the present time. Both the voyage between the two hills and the partaking of the water keep on being traditions that are a part of Hajj today.