WHAT IS EID?
Eid ul-Adha, meaning” the Festival of Sacrifice,” is an annual Muslim holiday, marking the end of the holy pilgrimage of Hajj. Want to know more about Hajj? Click here.
Eid ul-Adha, commonly referred to as just "Eid," is celebrated with prayers, small gifts for children, distribution of meat to the needy, and social gatherings. During this holiday, Muslims exchange the greeting "Eid Mubarak" or "blessed Eid."
Eid ul-Adha celebrates how the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) was willing to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail at Allah’s (SWT) command. Muslims believe that Allah (SWT) rewarded the Prophet Ibrahim's piety by replacing his son with a sacrificial lamb.