New Delhi: People of the Muslim community are currently busy in celebrating Bakra Eid (Eid al-Adha). The festival of Bakra Eid is considered very special for those who believe in Islam living around the world. Bakra Eid comes 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan, which is also called the festival of sacrifice. This year, Bakra Eid is being celebrated all over the country on 1 August. According to the Islamic calendar, Bakra Eid is celebrated on the 10th of the 12th month.
Allah asked Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son
According to Muslim believers, once Allah had asked Hazrat Ibrahim to sacrifice his most loved object in his dream. Hazrat Ibrahim loved his son the most and he smiled and decided that he is going to sacrifice him on the orders of Allah. In the meantime, when Ibraham pushed his son to sacrifice, Allah was very happy with him and gave him life by returning his son.
People celebrating Bakra Eid wear new clothes on this day, go to Eidgah and Mosque to offer Namaz and hug others. During the Eid prayer, all the Muslims salute each other and also invite them to come home. After offering namaz, they do the sacrifice.