Eid ul- Adha, a time of celebration and rejoicing – where Muslims come together in prayer and festivities, while celebrating those that have completed Hajj. The journey to the Holy land, a time of recognising one’s faith and remembering the stories that go beyond our time. Hajj is a five-day journey of Muslims travelling to the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, spending their time in prayer and worship – with over millions attending this grand pilgrimage. 🕋
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim. Muslims believe that God commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son but was later pardoned and instructed to slaughter a lamb instead. His obedience and steady faith towards God became a symbol and a mark of history that Muslims remember till this very day.⭐
Every year for Eid Ul-Adha, Muslims from around the world also sacrifice a sheep or a goat. Sharing the meat amongst family and friends, this is done in the most humanly way- to make it less painful for the animal. 🐐
The Beauty of Eid
In the early hours of the morning, Muslims stand in a congregation, praying and greeting one another. It is a tradition for people to dress in new garments, come together as a community and exchange gifts with family and friends. Eid further teaches us about reconnecting with family or friends we haven’t seen in a while. It teaches us about the beauty in gift-giving and reminds us of the remarkable community we are part of. I think the one thing I came to appreciate most about Eid, was seeing relatives that I might not have seen for years. When hearing the words “Eid Mubarak” it automatically brings you a sense of joy and peace, which is what I love most.
The beauty of Eid is found in the connections we make through the words of God; it’s essential to remember the essence and meaning behind this celebration. In a way, Eid grants people hope, hope for a better year and a fresh start. For some it’s making amends with those they haven’t spoken to for years. For others, it’s a reminder of their hardships that will soon come to an end. Eid is a time of spirituality and blessings, so never forget to cherish every moment!
So let us remember the beauty of Eid and stand hand in hand in celebration as we mark another year of fun festivities.
“Eid, a joyous time for us all–
Eid, a time of love and laughter for us all.
A day of blessings, fun and treats,
welcome to Eid Ul Adha,
where every goat is fitted for a good old feast.”
We are sending you all lots of love and blessings!
❤️❤️❤️Eid Mubarak! ❤️❤️❤️