In this content, we had gathered the most important stuff according to Quran and Sunnah about Eid ul hajj 2020, which is also the second name of Eid al Adha. In 2020, the celebration of Eid al Adha will start on the evening of Thursday, 30th July, and ends on the evening of Monday, 3rd August. This Eid usually lasts for three days.
Why do we celebrate Eid ul hajj?
‘Eid al Adha is celebrated in the remembrance of the prophet Ibrahim’s heartbreaking sacrifice. When the prophet Ibrahim wanted to sacrifice his loveliest son, for the God named Allah. But god was really impressed by the loyalty and sincerity of prophet Ibrahim. This act impressed god very much and he replaces prophet Ibrahim’s son with a lamb. When prophet Ibrahim opens his eyes, he thanked God for this act. To commemorate this act, Muslims celebrate this ‘Eid. Allah made this process as a part of the life of all the Muslims.
What are the dates of Eid al Adha? IN 2020….
The dates depend upon the lightness of the moon. Sometimes the moon doesn’t appear in every region of the world. This is because of the cloudy sky. The date of ‘Eid may be different in many regions of the earth. This year Saudi Arabia will celebrate ‘Eid on 25th July. The other countries like France, South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, the united kingdom and the USA will celebrate their ‘Eid on 31st July whereas in Pakistan it will be observed on 1st August.
What are the dates of Eid ul hajj
According to the Gregorian calendar?
The dates of ‘Eid ul hajj is different every year according to the Gregorian calendar. The ‘Eid is shifted 11 days next every year. This is because Islam follows the lunar calendar. The date for the beginning for the next month depends upon the visibility of the moon. It doesn’t always come on the same date according to the Gregorian calendar.
Names of Eid ul hajj
‘Eid ul hajj is also known as:
- ‘Eid al Adha
- Big ‘Eid
- Greater ‘Eid
- Sacrifice feast
- ‘Eid al lahma ( in Egypt)
- Meat ‘Eid
- Bakra ‘Eid
Sunnah of Eid ul hajj:
- Get up early in the morning.
- Clean your teeth with miswak.
- Take a bath.
- Wear clean outfits.
- Use perfume
- Not eat anything before the ‘Eid prayer.
- Recite the takhir of tashriq:
“allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar laa ilaaha ill-allaah, WA allaahu akbar, allaah akbar, wa lillaah il-hamd”
Celebrations of Eid ul hajj
Muslims take a bath and clean themselves. Then wear clean outfits and then go to the mosque. They offer ‘Eid prayer and then slaughter their animals which they had brought from the market. But this act is only for those who have enough money to do it.
Distribution of meat
Meant is first collected in three parts.
One third is given to the neighbors and relatives as a gift.
One third is kept by them.
One-third part of meat is distributed into the needy. In this way the people who cannot effort to eat good food, they can enjoy the meat.