Eid Al-Adha is upon us! This is how to celebrate.Muslims all around the world will be celebrating Eid Ul Adha soon. It is a very joyous and significant occasion to commemorate the exemplary sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim AS and his firm submission to God’s commands. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ highly encouraged all Muslims to celebrate and gather together in unity and in remembrance of Allah SWT. Want to celebrate Eid Ul-Adha, but not sure how to? Here are 7 ways you and your family can celebrate Eid Al Adha.
1. Wake up early and perform Ghusl.The Prophet ﷺ used to do ghusl on the day of ‘Eid.
2. Wear your most beautiful and clean garments to go out to pray.The Prophet Muhammad used to wear his most beautiful garments to go out to pray.
3. Attend the morning Eid Prayer in congregation at the masjid or other public place such as the musallah or park.Pray together and celebrate this special occasion with your Muslim community! Spread the joy and happiness of Eid with your fellow Muslims.
4. Take a different route home from the Eid prayer.The Prophet ﷺ used to go out to the ‘Eid prayer walking and come back walking. He used to vary his route on the day of ‘Eid, where he would go by one route and come back by another.
5. Say the Takbeerat abundantly.Another sunnah is to say the Takbeerat on the day of Eid, until the 13th day of Dhul Hijjah: “Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, laa ilaaha illAllah, wa Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lillaah il-hamd” (Allah is Most Great, Allah is most Great, there is no God but Allah, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, and to Allah be praise)”.
The Prophet SAW used to praise and glorify Allah and remind the Men and Women to obey Allah SWT and to give in charity.
After offering Eid prayer, visit family and friends. Exchange duas, greetings and gifts with one another.
Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet ﷺ said, “Give gifts and you will love one another.”
6. Eat from the meat of the sacrificed animal.The Prophet encouraged Muslims to eat from the meat of their sacrifices on Eid Ul Adha. It was narrated from Aisha that the Prophet ﷺ said:
“Eat some, store some and give some in charity.” (An-Nasa’i, 4436). `Abdullah bin `Umar said, “Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, ‘Eat of the meat of sacrifices (of Eid Al Adha) for three days.'” Read more about the importance of performing the Qurban.
7. Reflect on the story of Ibrahim AS.The history of Eid ul-Adha goes back to prophet Ibrahim AS. Remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim, his sacrifices and reflect on his character and life. Share his story with others and read the verses about him in the Quran.
Eid Mubarak to all our brothers and sisters around the world!