Lucknow: Eid-ul-Adha i.e. Bakrid will be celebrated across the country today. Namaz will be offered at different times in the morning across the country. Namaz will be offered at 6 am in Delhi’s Jama Masjid. At the same time, it will be held at 7:15 in the Fatehpuri Masjid and at 8 in the mosque located in the Parliament. President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday greeted the citizens of the country on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha and urged everyone to dedicate themselves to the cause of human service and work for the prosperity and development of the nation. He said that Eid-ul-Adha is a symbol of sacrifice and service to humanity.
People of all religions live in India. Everyone’s beliefs, festivals and customs are different. Although people of all religions celebrate each other’s festivals enthusiastically with mutual brotherhood. This time the festival of Eid-ul-Azha is falling on 10th July, that is, Bakrid is on 10th July. Bakrid is an important festival of the Muslim community. It is considered to be the second biggest festival of Islam religion. According to the Islamic calendar, the festival of Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the 10th of the 12th month and comes 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.
Ramnath Kovind said- “This festival inspires us to follow the path of self-sacrifice shown by Hazrat Ibrahim. Let us take this occasion to dedicate ourselves to the service of mankind and work for the prosperity and development of the nation. I especially congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters.
On the occasion of Eid, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the countrymen on Eid. He said, ‘Eid-ul-Adha’, the festival of sacrifice celebrated with traditional reverence and gaiety, is a symbol of ultimate devotion to God. It provides an opportunity for people to share their feelings and take care of each other and show sympathy to the needy and poor people.
The Vice President said that I hope that this festival will strengthen the spirit of unity and brotherhood in the society and people will come closer to each other. At the same time, I wish that the excellent ideals associated with Eid-ul-Zuha will increase peace and harmony in our lives and prosperity will come in our country.
This is how Bakrid is celebrated
Eid is celebrated twice every year according to the Islamic calendar. One is Eid ul Juha and the other Eid ul Fitr. Eid ul Fitr is also known as Sweet Eid. It is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. Bakrid is celebrated about 70 days after Mithi Eid. After offering prayers in mosques, goats are sacrificed. After that it is divided into three parts. The first part of which is given to his relatives, friends and neighbors. The second part is given to the poor and needy and the third to the family members.
The history of the day started when Abraham or Prophet Ibrahim kept having a recurring dream of slaughtering his beloved son, Ismael, to fulfil the wishes of God. Ibrahim spoke to his son regarding this dream, explaining to him how God wanted him to make the sacrifice and Ismael, who was just as much a man of God, agreed with his father and asked him to comply with the wishes of Allah.
Shaitan (the devil) tempted Ibrahim and tried to dissuade him from making the sacrifice but he tried to shun it away by pelting it with stones. Allah saw Ibrahim’s absolute devotion and sent Jibreel (Angel Gabriel), the Archangel, bearing a sheep for slaughter.
Jibreel told Ibrahim that God was pleased with his devotion to him and sent the sheep to be slaughtered in place of his son. Ever since then, cattle sacrifice is a major part of Eid-ul-Adha celebrations which not only commemorates Prophet Ibrahim and Ismael’s love for Allah but also shows that one is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice of what they love dearly, for the sake of Allah.
EID-AL-ADHA 2022: Significance
The day commemorates the sacrifice of Ibrahim’s son to express his commitment to Allah. And when Ibrahim was ready to sacrifice his own son, Allah sent a sheep to be slaughtered instead of his son and thus we celebrate Eid-Al-Adha.