What is Eid ul-Adha Festival?

What is Eid ul-Adha Festival?
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In 2022, the Eid ul Adha date falls from Saturday 9 July to Wednesday 13 July, beginning with Eid Salaah and ending with Qurbani.

This is a time when Muslims come together globally to give praise to Allah (SWT) and to give help to one another in the form of generous donations.

What is Eid ul-Adha Festival?

Eid ul Adha is the celebration where Muslims everywhere remember the ultimate sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was prepared to make.

The Qurbani Eid story states that, in a submission to Allah’s (SWT) will and defiance of the Devil Shaitan, the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) went to the top of Mount Arafat to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail (AS). At the final moment, Allah (SWT) miraculously moved the boy to safety and replaced his place on the altar with an animal– a ram.

Eid ul-Adha happens every year in the holy month of Dhu-al-Hijjah, the month of the Hajj, but since the Islamic calendar is lunar rather than solar, it moves around the Gregorian calendar year, sometimes by as much as 10 to 11 days. Don't forget to give Dhul Hijjah Donations as these are mot 10 amazing and blessed days of Islam as well. 

Muslims know Eid ul Adha by many names, including the Feast of Sacrifice, the Festival of the Lamb, Pilgrimage Feast, and Great Day.

When is Eid-ul-Adha 2022?

This year’s Eid ul Adha celebrations are projected to take place between Saturday 9 July to Wednesday 13 July, depending on the sighting of the moon. This is when the traditional Udhiyah animal sacrifice for Qurbani will take place before it is then delivered to those who are most in need.

The Eid ul Adha Salaah?

Eid Salaah is a special series of prayers, made in honour of deeds that represent the true meaning of Islam.

Muslims around the world celebrate with several days of prayers where Muslims ask for help living their lives the way that the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) did, in line with how Allah (SWT) wills them to behave.

What is Qurbani?

Qurbani marks the end of the Eid ul Adha festival and takes place after the Day of Arafah. It is the ritual slaughtering of an animal – either a sheep, lamb, goat, cow, bull, buffalo, or camel. The Qurbani Eid rules state that slaughter must be done in a Halal way, meaning it is humane and carefully organised to meet standards Allah (SWT) dictated to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Qur’an.

The animal for the sacrifice is paid for by every Muslim household and every member of that household. If someone does not have income, another person can pay on their behalf, usually the head of the household.

Where Does the Praise Happen?

Muslims praise Allah (SWT) in their prayers and worship amidst Eid Salaah, making special time to visit the Mosque to perform specific and special prayers not often seen at other times of the year.

Where Does the Giving Happen?

Giving happens at the Qurbani, as the meat from the sacrificed animals is then supposed to be shared out among the poor.

Transparent Hands collects Eid-ul-Adha donations every Eid ul-Adha so that Muslims in underprivileged countries can ensure those elsewhere, who are facing poverty and hardship, can still enjoy and celebrate the festival of Eid.

Why Does Eid-ul-Adha 2022 Matter?

Qurbani Eid 2022 is an important time for Muslims across the world to come together and offer sacrifices to Allah’s (SWT) will in the same submissive spirit of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Around the world, particularly in developing countries, millions of Muslim brothers and sisters are living in poverty without the basic necessities they require.

Giving Eid-ul-Adha donations to Transparent Hands will help us to provide free medical and surgical treatments to the underprivilge community in Pakistan.

This is why we are desperate to receive your kind Eid-ul-Adha donations, allowing us to carry out our duty of helping those most deserving of it. From all at Transparent Hands, Eid Mubarak to you all. Please donate your Eid ul Adha donation to us!


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