When is Eid al-Adha? When is Eid al-Adha? Explanation of Moon Sighting
MILLIONS of Muslims throughout the world will soon celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holy festival. So, when is Eid al-Adha, and why is the moon sighting significant?
The Festival of Sacrifice, also known as Eid al-Adha, is one of two Eid celebrations in the Islamic calendar. This year’s first Eid holiday was Eid al-Fitr, which took place on May 13 after Ramadan concluded. Eid al-Adha is the holy of the two Eid celebrations.
Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday that commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah.
Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismail, in order to please Allah.
Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, Allah sent him with a lamb to slaughter instead.
Muslims frequently celebrate Eid al-Adha with their families, friends, and the destitute.
Many Muslims will gather at a mosque to pray and thank Allah for all of their blessings on Eid al-Adha.
On this holy day, Muslims will also donate money to charity.
Eid al-Adha is observed by the slaughtering of an animal for some Muslims.
The meat is customarily separated into three parts, which is known as Qurbani.
A third of the Qurbani meat is given to relatives, while the remaining third is given to friends.
The remaining third of the Qurbani meat is given to those in need.
Eid al-Adha occurs on the tenth day of the Islamic lunar calendar’s final (twelfth) month.
This indicates that the date of Eid al-Adha goes forward by 11 days every year according to the Gregorian calendar.
The date of Eid al-Adha celebrations is determined by the sighting of the new moon.
Eid al-Adha was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, July 19, but that date has now been pushed back.
Officials in Saudi Arabia have announced that Eid al-Adha will begin on Tuesday, July 20 and will last four days.
The exact day of Eid al-Adha varies from country to country.
This year, Eid al-Adha will be observed in several parts of the world on Wednesday, July 21.