Eid-ul-Azha which is most commonly known as “Bari Eid” or “Bakra Eid” is an important Islamic Event in the lives of Muslims. Eid-ul-Azha has been celebrated across the world in the memory of our beloved prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S).
History of Eid-ul-Azha
Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-ul-Azha following the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S). The Holy Prophet (A.S) was advised in his dream to sacrifice his most beloved thing in the name of Allah. The Prophet was being revealed by Allah Almighty that he has to sacrifice his son Isma’il. When Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) narrated the whole incident to his son Isma’il, he readily agreed upon the wishes of Allah. Both father and son left their house to accomplish the task.
On their way to Makkah, the devil tried his best to astray the father and son but they were determined. Their love for their creator was pure and true. So, the devil remained unsuccessful in shattering their faith. After reaching the destination. Hazrat Isma’il laid down and Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) got ready to sacrifice him in the name of Allah. Before he sharpens his knife to sacrifice his son, an angel immediately arrived and replaced Isma’il with a sheep. The prophet was successful in proving his love for Allah Almighty.
Following the steps of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S), Muslims across the world bought animals like sheep, cows, camel or goat. They slaughter the animal to revive the traditions of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S).
The total meal of the sacrificed animal is divided into three equal parts. One part belongs to the poor and needy people. The b second part is being reserved for the neighbors and friends while the last part is divided into the family.
Eid-ul-Azha actually revived the essence of the older times. It is indeed an important event in the history of Islam.
Team LogicalBaat wishes all of you a very very happy Eid-ul-Azha. Stay happy and eat healthy.