Eid Al Adha is also called the Big Eid by Muslims.

This Eid Is Celebrated After Hajj and Sacrifice of Animals is also given on this Eid. Eid-Al-Adha is one of the major holidays of Islam. According to Muslim tradition, it celebrates the sacrifice that Abraham was willing to make of his own son Ishmael when he was commanded to show his commitment to Allah. At Allah's direction, the angel Gabriel substituted a lamb for Ishmael, after Allah was convinced that Abraham would indeed sacrifice Ishmael to prove his faith. In this day, Muslims celebrate in several ways. A large feast is the high point of the day. The name of the holiday, Eid Al-Adha, means "The Feast of the Sacrifice." An animal is sacrificed, in much the same way that Abraham sacrificed a lamb. One-third of the meat is given to the poor, and the rest goes to the holiday feast. Children get gifts to commemorate the holiday, and special prayers are said throughout the day. Eid Al-Adha takes place on the 10th and last day of the Hajj, the celebration of holy pilgrimage to Mecca, in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. (In 2011, this is November 6 on Western calendars.) Muslims the world over are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to Mecca and celebrate

. Thus. although the phases of the moon can be predicted accurately.different days in various areas of the world . and can be sighted by the unaided eye. It is celebrated on the 10th of Zul-Hijjah. Because the date of the Feast of Sacrifice is determined by a lunar calendar. Islamic months begin at sunset on the day when the lunar crescent appears after the new moon. As a result. Eid al-Adha will begin on approximately November 16th/17th. Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holy day of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). the moon's visibility at a given place on Earth cannot be estimated in advance. and will last for three days. In 2010. The other isEid-ul-Fitr which follows Ramadan -. the feast day has always been celebrated on .What is Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). It is the second of the two major Muslim holy days.a lunar month of partial fasting.?? At the end of the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Makah). the last month of Islamic calendar. it is observed about 11 days earlier each year with respect to the Gregorian calendar.

)'s main trials was to face the command of Allah to kill his only son.T). He had shown that his love for his Lord superseded all others. When he was all prepared to do it.W. Upon hearing this command. Allah revealed to him that his "sacrifice" had already been fulfilled..S. that he would lay down his own life or the lives of those dear to him in order to obey Allah (S. One of Ibrahim (A.S.).al-Adha During the Hajj. Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Ibrahim (A. . he prepared to submit to Allah's will.What’s The Background of Eid ??.

one who submits his or herself completely to the Lord.?? Muslims around the world celebrate this feast of commitment. purity in faith. people visit each other's homes and partake in festive meals with special dishes. A true Muslim. It is very important to understand that the sacrifice itself.?? The symbolism is in the attitude .. is willing to follow Allah's commands completely and obediently. like the pilgrims in . Next. giving up things that are fun or important to us. How is Eid al-Adha celebrated.What’s The Philosophy of Eid alAdha. as practiced by Muslims. obedience and self-sacrifice to Allah. and willing obedience that our Lord desires from us. beverages.a willingness to make sacrifices in our lives in order to stay on the Straight Path. and desserts. It is this strength of heart. has nothing to do with atoning for our sins or using the blood to wash ourselves from sin. after which everyone socializes. Each of us makes small sacrifices. They wear their nicest clothing and attend SalatulEid (Eid Prayer) in the morning. This is followed by a short sermon. In addition. Children receive gifts and sweets on this happy occasion..

the Muslims. who can afford to do so. .Makah. offer domestic animals as a symbol of Ibrahim's sacrifice.

:Teacher Sana’a HarahshaNawal ZanounyStudent: Yara Alharahsha Ayat Al-mashaqba .