May Eid al-Fitr bring you abundant joy and happiness in your life!
This Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the festival commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to God and which marks the end of the haj, the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca, falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days.
Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr. The foundation of the Eid al-Adha comes from the 196th verse of the 2nd sura of the Quran. The word "Eid" appears once in the 5th sura of the Quran, with the meaning "solemn festival".
Like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Sunnah prayer of two rakats followed by a sermon (khutbah). Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. Eid sacrifice may take place until sunset on the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. The days of Eid have been singled out in the Hadith as "days of remembrance". The days of Tashriq are from the Fajr prayer of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah up to the Asr prayer of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah (5 days and 4 nights). This equals 23 prayers: 5 on the 9th-12th, which equal 20, and 3 on the 13th
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