Why Muslims celebrate Eid twice in a year

Cheryl Sanders
August 11, 2019

But you may wonder, didn't the Muslim community just celebrate Eid?

According to Wael Hamadeh, an imam at the Islamic Community Centre of Ontario, thousands of years ago God or "Allah" commanded Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail.

Eid-ul-Adha 2019, Bakra Eid or Bakrid will be celebrated on August 12, Monday in India. Faithful worshipper, Ibrahim made a decision to follow God's command and was about to sacrifice his son.


So, many Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal that is dear to them to prove their devotion and love for Allah.

The former president on Sunday, August 11, said he wishes all Muslim faithful a blessed Eid Al-Adha.

God then gave Prophet Ibrahim the option to substitute his son for a lamb instead and continue performing his sacrifice.


The former vice president said that the feast of Eid al-Adha was a reminder for everyone to make sacrifices for the betterment of humanity.

Families also visited the graves of their loved ones. It is believed that during a lifetime, we give up a number of things that are important to us for a bigger objective and in a similar way the sacrificing the animals is a symbol of willingness to sacrifice to stay true on our path and not be lured by earthly love and affection. These three portions are meant for separate purposes - one part goes to the poor and the needy, the other part goes to the friends and relatives, and the third part is reserved by a family for its own members.

Also, Eid al-Adha is considered the final day of Hajj which is the annual pilgrimage that Muslims are required to undertake to Makkah once in a lifetime. It's true, they did celebrate Eid earlier this year.


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