Sale of sheep’s and goats for Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice
Eid al-Adhatakes place this year on July 9th, 2022. It’s the second and final holiday of the Islamic lunar calendar. Of the two main Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha is the most significant, which is why it’s also sometimes called “The Greater Festival.
The Story of Ibrahim’s Sacrifice All Muslims know the story of Ibrahim’s sacrifice and we say that it was a test by Allah (Glorified be He). But do we really understand what Ibrahim went through? Do we appreciate what it was like to be Ibrahim? Can we grasp in thought what happened? Why is it that we regard Ibrahim as the father of faith? What was it that he achieved? Ibrahim, peace and blessings be upon him, is distinguished in the Quran with the title of Khalil-ul-Allah (the intimate friend of Allah).
When the boy reached the age to work with his father, Abraham said, “O my dear son! I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you. So tell me what you think.” He replied, “O my dear father! Do as you are commanded. God willing, you will find me steadfast.”
Then when they submitted [to God’s Will], and Abraham laid him on the side of his forehead [for sacrifice],
We called out to him, “O Abraham!
You have already fulfilled the vision.” Indeed, this is how We rescue the good-doers.
That was truly a revealing test.
And We ransomed his son with a great sacrifice, For more information, you can access the website from here