Eid ul Adha

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul Adha, also known as “The Festival of Sacrifice,” as a significant religious holiday. It commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim AS to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as an act of obedience to God’s command. On the day of Eid, children, dressed in their best clothes and shoes, gather in mosques and prayer grounds to perform a special prayer, followed by a sermon.

After the prayer, they embrace each other with love, then spend their day with family and friends, exchanging gifts, sharing traditional foods, and engaging in acts of charity.

On this day, Muslims sacrifice animals such as goats, cows, sheep, or camels. They then divide the meat of the sacrificed animal into three parts: one portion goes to the person sacrificing the animal, another to the extended family, and the other to those in need. Eid ul Adha conveys the message of obedience, sacrifice, and compassion.

It promotes a sense of community and spirituality among Muslims and serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of faith, family, and generosity in our lives.

By: Sonia Khan

Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by Sonia Khan, a student of Amina Girls Higher Secondary School – AGS. We have made certain revisions in accordance with the rules and regulations of writing to enhance the story’s coherence and flow.