Eid al-Adha is a major festival in the Muslim world. Muslims around the world will celebrate this holy ceremony by slaughtering (actually or symbolically) a sheep or cow on this day.
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى, means ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’ in English).
Sacrifice is a symbol of gratitude. Eid al-Adha is held on the 10th of Dzulhijjah.
Eid al-Adha (古爾邦節, Eid al-Adha) Chinese Muslims are also known as the “Feast of Loyalty and Piety". On 10th of the last month every year in the Islamic calendar, it is one of the two most important holidays in Islam. To commemorate Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) obeying Allah’s commands and slaughtering his beloved son as a sacrifice to express his loyalty. . Although the prophet was very sad at that time, he and his son were obedient servants of Allah. When he was about to take up the sword, the angel came down in the name of Allah and replaced his son with a lamb.
The story of Prophet Ibrahim who was willing to sacrifice his only child, Ismail, to be slaughtered because of Allah’s command.
It makes us aware that everything that God has given us, from wealth, beauty, good looks, to family is a “deposit" (deposit in English) and will return to God.
So as a human being should not be arrogant or love something too much more than love with Allah subhanahu wata’ala (سبحانه وتعالى) Purify oneself and property to be able to sacrifice. In addition, sacrifice can strengthen friendship.
The sacrifice must be old enough, namely the camel is five years old or more, the cow or buffalo is two years old, and the sheep or goat is more than one year old.
In Islamic tradition, every Muslim who is financially capable must also slaughter a lamb. The meat of the animal must be divided into three parts, one part to share with relatives and friends, one part to give alms to the poor, and one part to be enjoyed. the remaining third part. In this happy festival, everyone gathers and shows the spirit of sharing.
People should understand the origin of this festival and the symbolic meaning, Eid al-Adha expresses the piety and obedience of Muslims to Allah. The God has provided us with sufficient supplies, because cattle and sheep were given to all mankind to eat, and we have the right to enjoy them. But at the same time, Islam is against the cruel treatment of animals, and the slaughter must be in accordance with the rules. Islamic law.
Giving purifies oneself. As a form of gratitude. In addition, the act of “giving" can strengthen the relationship.
I think that all the habits and customs in the world will develop more or less over time. Could it be that someday Muslims will accept the tradition of “eating biscuits and cakes in the shape of cows and sheep" instead of slaughtering and sharing food? But before that, we must be willing to try to understand and respect this culture of slaughter, as each of us hopes that our religion and culture can be understood and respected by others!
I think sharing is beautiful, of course. 😊😍.
“Eid mubarak to all!", 宰牲節（阿拉伯語：عيد الأضحى，意為“獻祭節”）。