Eid Al-Adha 2021: Bakrid To Be Celebrated Across The Country, Know Significance And History

Eid Al-Adha 2021: Bakrid To Be Celebrated Across The Country, Know Significance And History


The festival of Bakrid will be celebrated across the country tomorrow. Preparations are in full swing regarding this. The day of Bakrid is also remembered as the day of sacrifice. According to the Islamic calendar, Bakrid, the festival of sacrifice, comes two months after Ramadan. In Islam, a goat is usually sacrificed on the day of Bakrid. On this day the goat is sacrificed for the sake of Allah. This religious process is called Farz-e-Qurban. 

What is the story behind Bakrid?

There are also some facts behind celebrating Bakrid. According to this, Hazrat Ibrahim is considered to be the servant of Allah, who is worshiped as a prophet. Every follower of Islam has faith in Allah. Once to test him God ordered Hazrat Muhammad to sacrifice his dearest one, to make him (God) happy. Most dear to Hazrat was his son Hazrat Ismail, whom he agreed to sacrifice.

This Year’s preparation

This year on July 21, the festival of Bakrid will be celebrated across the country. Special Eid-ul-Adha prayers are set to be offered at Eid gahs and major mosques from 6 am to 10.30 am. People had to offer prayers at home last year due to Corona infection, but this time people are expected to offer prayers with jamaat saheb in Eid gahs and mosques.

Know what is the importance of Bakrid

Muslims around the world take special care of the poor on this special day like Eid. One-third of the meat of the sacrificed animal is distributed amongst the poor. One-third of it is given to friends and family, while the last part is for the individual who makes this sacrifice. Muslims believe that Prophet Ibrahim was subjected to a rigorous examination by Allah. Allah asked him to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail. Ibrahim was willing to obey the order, but Allah held his hand. Instead, he was asked to sacrifice an animal such as a sheep or a lamb. This way, Prophet Ibrahim emerged victorious in the test taken by Allah. Jews, Christians, and Muslims consider Prophet Ibrahima and Ismail as their prophet.

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