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Eid al Adha begins today, July 19, and spans four days, ending on Friday, July 23. Also known as the Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid Al Adha is the second of two Eid festivals celebrated in Islam. The first is Eid al Fitr, which follows Ramadan and celebrates breaking the fast.

Eid al Adha is a far more sombre festival, honouring Ibrahim’s willingness to follow God’s command and sacrifice his son Ishmael.

God commanded Ibrahim to take his son and sacrifice him, as a show of faith and obedience.

As written in the Quran Ibrahim said: “Oh son, I keep dreaming that I am slaughtering you”.

To which Ishmael replied: “Father, do what you are ordered to do.”

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Instead of Ibrahim sacrificing his son, Angel Gabriel put a lamb in Ishmael’s place and said: “O’ Abraham, you have fulfilled the revelations.”

Today, Eid al Adha is celebrated with prayers, the sacrifice of an animal and sharing of the meat.

An animal like a lamb is slaughtered and the meat is divided three ways, for family, for relatives and friends, and for poor people.

Prayers are said, blessings shared and time spent with family members.

Best WhatsApp messages, poems, pictures to celebrate Eid al Adha

On this auspicious day, I pray to Allah for answering all your prayers and to give you the strength to fulfil your dreams. May this EID fill your heart with immense joy. Eid Mubarak!

Let our religions unite us for human kindness rather than dividing us on what we believe. Eid Mubarak – Hockson Floin

Feel the magic of Eid around you and know that the grace of God is always with you. You’ll always be surrounded by love and care. Happy Eid al-Adha!

This Eid-ul-Adha, I wish Allah’s blessings light up your life and that it is filled with happiness, peace, joy and success. Eid Mubarak!

On Eid-ul-Adha, wishing that Allah accepts your good deeds and sacrifices, alleviates your sufferings, and forgives your transgressions.

May you be guided by your faith in Allah and shine in his divine blessings!

The magic of Eid ul Adha is only realized when you are spending it with your friends and family! Have a blissful day with a lot of good moments! Eid Mubarak!

The moon has been sighted

The samoosas are ready

Here comes EID so just go steady

Lots of dua”s is all I request

and just wanted to wish you all the BEST!!!

Eid Mubarak

Eid…

A time for joy,

a time for togetherness,

a time to remember my blessings..For me… it’s you! May Allah Bless you &

Give u all the joy u bring to my life!

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