The atmosphere of festivity is already in the air especially for our Muslim friends around the world. Eid-el Kabir is the second of the two Islamic/ Muslim holidays celebrated annually The first is Eid-al Fitr, which marks the end of the Ramadan fast.
Here is all you need to know about Eid-el Kabir
History of Eid-el Kabir
Eid-el Kabir is also known as Eid al-Adha or the Sacrifice Festival is an annual celebration by the Muslim/ Islamic faithful. This festival is celebrated on the tenth day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Eid-el Kabir is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event by also killing a Ram and sharing among family, friends, the poor and the needy to honour Allah.
This year Eid-el Kabir has been declared to be from Thursday, 30th of July to Saturday, 1st of August 2020.
Things you can do to celebrate the Sallah
Attend Eid Prayers
You can observe Eid prayers during the celebration to pray for yourself, your family and the nation. The celebration honours Ibrahim willingness to sacrifice his Son as an act of obedience to Sallah. You can also show your act of selflessness by praying for people.
Enjoy a day out with family and friends
Eid-el Kabir is always declared as a public holiday in most countries and it is the ideal time to enjoy a day out with your loved ones. Use this opportunity to enjoy a treat with your family and friends
Give to the needy
Eid-el Kabir celebration is a celebration of love to Allah and we can reciprocate that love by giving to the poor and needy around us.
Spread Love and Kindness
Spreading love and kindness is a foundational part of the Islamic faith. Let someone know that you care this season, spread love, joy and happiness this Sallah and make someone smile.
Have a happy Eid-el Kabir celebration,