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Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id)

The festival of Id Ul Zuha, also known as Bakrid, Bakra Eid, Eid Ul Azha, and Eid al-Adha, is one of the most biggest and grand festival for Muslims all across globe. Id Ulf Zuha is an Arabic term, which means “Festival of Sacrifice”. The holy festival has great religious importance for Muslims and on this consecrated day, people remember Allah for bestowing them with peaceful and prosperous life. On Bakra-Id, animal sacrifice is performed and the meat is distributed among poor people as it is considered holy.

When Id Ul Juha is celebrated?

Bakr-Id is rejoiced in the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah and commemorated on the tenth day of the Muslim month.

Legends of Id Ul Juha

Bakra Eid is commemorated in the memory of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ismail, the only son of Abrahim. One day in his dream, Allah said to him that to lift up the foundation of Kaaba, a divine place in Mecca, he has to sacrifice his son Ismail. Abrahim was a true devotee of God and ready to kill his son. He closed his eyes to slaughter Ismail, but all of a sudden, Allah stopped him and bestowed him a sheep to sacrifice. Allah saw the true and chaste dedication of Abrahim and blessed him with a prosperous and fortunate life.

Slaughtering of animals and giving the meat to poor ones reaffirms the true spirits of forfeit. The meat is divided into three parts, the family members savor the first part, while the second portion is given to relatives, and the third part is distributed amongst needy and poor ones.

Eid Ul Juha Traditions and Customs

People wake up early on the day of Bakr-Id and take bath. Women wear bright and colorful clothes with fine work, while men wear simple Kurta Pajama of white color. To offer prayers to Almighty, people in large congregation moved towards mosque. They perform Namaz and seek blessings of Allah. Muslims hug each other and wish ‘Eid Mubarak’. Children also enjoy a lot on this day as they receive cash and other gift items from their elders.

Once the prayers are offered to Almighty, people come back home and entice their taste buds with lavish meals. The sumptuous meal generally consists of Meethi Seviyan, Chicken Biryani, Sheer Kurma, and other lip smacking cuisines, which are prepared by women.

After relishing sumptuous food, animals like sheep, goat, buffalo, etc are slaughtered as a part of custom. According to Muslim mythology, the meat is distributed to relatives, friends and the rest is distributed to the deprived ones. After the distribution, delectable non vegetarian dishes are cooked by women and served to all the guests with great love and care. The lunch is accompanied by enticing beverages and delicious desserts are prepared especially for the day.