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Eid ul-Adha 2023 Exploring the Symbolism and Meaning of Sacrifice


“It will be it is the Sunnah for your father Ibrahim (AS). For each hair on the Qurbani you are awarded an award of Allah (SWT).”

The Prophet (PBUH) – (Hadith – Trimidhi)

Also called The Festival of Sacrifice or the Qurbani Eid story, Eid ul-Adha is the second and more important one in the pair of Eids observed in the Islamic calendar every year.

When is Eid ul-Adha 2023?

Eid ul-Adha takes place following the annual pilgrimage known as Hajj which is when Muslims from all over the globe travel to Mecca. Hajj is among the Five Pillars of Islam, and every Muslim must make the journey at least once during their life. After the completion of Hajj, Eid ul-Adha will commence after the new moon is seen.

It is believed that the Eid ul-Adha 2023 date in the USA is predicted to begin on or about Wednesday, June 28 and close on Sunday 2 July, based on the position of the moon. The date of the beginning and ending will also differ based the country you’re in. Some areas celebrations lasting only three days, while others keep the celebrations going for two weeks. If you’re not sure then ask your local Imam regarding your particular location’s Qurbani Eid 2023 celebrations.

Why does the date of Eid Al-Adha change every year?

Both Eid and the other important dates of the Islamic calendar are changed by approximately 10 days every year. This is due to it is because the Islamic calendar is built on lunar cycles instead of those of the sun. The lunar calendars are generally 10-11 days shorter than solar calendars. This is why Eid ul-Adha, Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr and other important events are celebrated on different times from one year to the next.

Be aware of these shifting dates is a crucial aspect of Muslim daily life, as it is crucial to fulfill religious obligations according to the proper time. The staff in the Digital Islamic Guide strives to assist you wherever feasible, whether via our prayer schedule or helpful content about the most fundamental principles of Islam.

Web stories: What is Eid ul-Adha?

The Islamic calendar believed to be the work of Khalifa Umar Ibn Al-Khattab starts from to the 622nd year of AD, according to the Gregorian calendar, which was the year of prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) journey to Mecca towards Medina. It wasn’t immediately decided that this year would be the start of the Islamic calendar Some suggested it was Muhammad’s (PBUH) birth date would be the appropriate date for its start as well as others suggesting dates for Muhammad’s (PBUH) dying.

It was only when Khalifa Umar sought the opinion of Uthman Ibn Affan as well as Ali Bin Abi Talib, two of the Prophet’s (PBUH) most reliable friends and apologists, that it was determined that the migration would mark the start of the Islamic calendar.

Why Do We Celebrate Eid ul-Adha 2023?

Qurbani Eid is celebrated not solely to mark the end the Hajj however also honor the dedication the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) demonstrated towards Allah (SWT).

It is reported the story that Allah (SWT) showed up at the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) in the form of a dream, and demanded that he sacrifice his son Ismail (AS), whom he loved dearly. Ismail (AS). The Prophet Ibrahim (AS) accepted to obey the will of his Creator as he accompanied his son the mountain to Mount Arafat, where he tied his feet and hands and put his eyes in a blindfold in response to the request of Ismail’s (AS) requests. After completing the task Prophet Ibrahim (AS) lifted his blindfold, revealing the corpse of the dead ram that lay next to Ismail who was in peace close to his father.

Allah (SWT) graciously saved the life of Ismail’s (AS) life to express thanksgiving for Prophet Ibrahim’s total and unwavering devotion and commitment to Him.

“Their food will not be able to reach Allah or the blood of their bodies, however what does reach Him is your piety. So, we’ve given them to you so to let you praise Allah for that whom He has guided you and to give good news for those who are good-hearted.”

(Surah Al-Haj 22:37)

This year, Muslims both celebrate and commemorate this holy act in the month of Eid ul-Adha. The U.S. and all over the world, we remember the supreme sacrifice the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) had willing to give by offering Qurbani across the U.S. and sacrificing ourselves in honour of our Creator.

How Do We Celebrate Eid ul-Adha?

The festival of Eid ul-Adha, Muslims across the globe come together to celebrate Eid ul-Adha with their families members, friends, community and also the global Ummah.

Muslims wear their finest attire and go to the mosque for Eid salah (prayer) with the rest of the congregation. The rest of the day is then enjoyed with families, friends, and beloved ones, enjoying delicious food and spending quality time together.

Furthermore another of the most well-known and widely acclaimed aspects during Eid ul-Adha is the act of Qurbani. You will learn more about below.

Eid ul-Adha and Qurbani

Qurbani can be described as the process of offering a sacrifice to an animal that is a symbol of the ram the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) killed in honour of Allah (SWT) on top of Mount Arafat.

Animals that are eligible that are eligible for Qurbani are:

Sheep (at minimum one-year-old) Shares of one
Goats (at at least one year old) – – one share
Cows (at minimum 2 years of age) Seven shares
Buffalo (at minimum 2 years of age) Seven shares
Camels (at minimum 5-years-old) 7 shares

All Qurbani animals come with a fixed quantity of shares. Anyone who offers Qurbani to a person in U.S. must contribute at minimum one share. That means that a single goat or sheep equals one Muslim’s Qurbani while larger animals (cows or camels) as well as buffalo) all have seven shares. This means that the seven Muslims are able to contribute to the cost of a larger animal to meet the Qurbani obligations.

According to the according to Qurbani guidelines according to the rules of Qurbani, the flesh of each animal has to be split into 3 equal parts, and given to the person who is doing Qurbani along with their friends and relatives, and to people who are in need. This distribution to those who are in need is the way we can be a positive influence, by distributing you Qurbani donation to those who are most vulnerable and in need across the globe.

Also read : Key Differences between Hajj and Umrah


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