Eid ul Adha 2023 dates will fall from Wednesday 28th June to Saturday 1st of July. They start with Eid Salaah and end with Qurbani.
This is a time for Muslims to come together worldwide to worship Allah (SWT), and to offer help in the form of generous donations.
What is Eid ul Adha 2023, you ask?
Eid ul Adha 2023 is a celebration that reminds Muslims all over the world of the ultimate sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim (AS), was willing to make.
Qurbani Eid or Eid ul Adha tells the story of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) who, in defiance of Devil Shaitan and submission to Allah’s (SWT), sacrificed his son Prophet Ismail (AS) to Mount Arafat. In the end, Allah (SWT), miraculously lifted the boy from danger and substituted his place on the altar for one of his animals.
Eid al-Adha occurs every year in Dhu-al-Hijjah. This month is the Hajj month. However, since the Islamic calendar follows the lunar calendar rather than the solar calendar, it moves around the Gregorian Calendar year sometimes by as many as 10 to 11 days.
Muslims refer to Eid ul-Adha by many different names, such as the Feast of Sacrifice or the Festival of the Lamb. Pilgrimage Feast and Great Day are all common.
History of Hajj :
Muhammad created the Hajj as it is today. The Quran says that elements of Hajj go back to Abraham. According to Islamic tradition, Abraham was instructed by God to leave Hajar, his wife, and his son Ishmael alone in the desert of ancient Mecca.
Hajar tried seven times to find water between the hills of Safa and Marwah. Ishmael was devastated when she returned to Ishmael. She saw Hajar’s baby scratching the ground using his leg, and a water fountain sprouting underneath his feet.
Abraham was later commanded to build a Kaaba, which he did with Ishmael’s help. He also invited people to make a pilgrimage to the Kaaba. Gabriel, an archangel from Heaven, brought the Black Stone of Heaven to be attached at the Kaaba.
Pre-Islamic Arabia was known as jahiliyyah. The Kaaba was covered with pagan idols. Muhammad led his followers to Mecca from Medina in 630 AD. There, he cleansed the Kaaba and destroyed all pagan idols. Then, he consecrated the Kaaba to God.
Muhammad’s last pilgrimage was with a large group of followers in 632 AD. He instructed them about the Hajj rituals. Hajj was one of the five pillars of Islam’s Islam.
When is Eid ul Adha 2023?
The Eid al Adha 2023 celebrations for this year will take place from Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 1st July, depending on when the moon is visible. This is the time that Qurbani’s traditional Udhiyah animal sacrifice will take place before it can be delivered to those in greatest need.
As with all important occasions and festivals. We follow the lead of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). On the day of Eid, there are many Sunnah acts you can perform as worship.
What is Eid Salaah, you ask?
Eid Salaah is a special series that honours deeds which represent the true meaning of Islam.
Muslims across the globe celebrate this day with several days full of prayers, where they ask Allah (SWT), to help them live their lives in the same way as Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
Qurbani: What is it?
Qurbani marks Eid al-Adha’s end and is held after the Day of Arafah. It refers to the ritual slaughtering of an animal. Qurbani Eid rules require that slaughter be done in Halal, which means that it must be humanely performed and organized to comply with the standards of Allah (SWT), as dictated by the Prophet Mohammad in the Qur’an.
Each Muslim household must pay for the sacrifice of an animal. An income-less person, such as the head of a household, can pay the sacrifice on behalf of that person.
History of Qurbani :
Qurbani (or Udiyah in Arabic) is the actual name of the sacrifice. It refers back to Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) and his willingness to sacrifice his son Hazrat Ismail, (A.S.) for Allah (SWT). Qurbani is an obligation that Muslims have to give, but many Muslims don’t know its significance.
Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) had a recurring dream where Allah (SWT), was telling him to sacrifice Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S). While Prophet Ibrahim (A.S). at first, didn’t see the significance of this dream, as it kept repeating, he realized that this was a commandment by his Lord.
Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.), discussed this issue with his son, who, being pious, and obeying the son that he was, agreed with his father to execute this act immediately by Allah (SWT).
Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.), and his son Hazrat Ismail (A.S.), set out on their journey toward Mount Arafat to prepare and execute the sacrifice. Hazrat Ismail, (A.S). suggested that Ismail’s father tie Ismail’s hands with rope to prevent him from struggling and that Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.), cover his eyes with a mask so that he didn’t witness his son in pain.
Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.), agreed and began to tie Hazrat Ibrahim’s wrists and ankles. He also tied the blindfold around his own eyes. After the deed was done, Prophet Ibrahim was (A.S.), shocked to discover a dead ram sitting there. Hazrat Ismail, who was perfectly fine, appeared to be standing by his side as he turned around.
According to the legend, Allah (SWT), replaced Hazrat Ismail (A.S.) with a ram as a token of his loyalty and commitment to Prophet Ibrahim (A.S). This act of obedience, devotion, and love is remembered through Qurbani each year.
Where does the Praise Come From?
Muslims praise Allah SWT in prayers and worship during Eid Salaah. They make special trips to the Mosque to offer special prayers not seen often at other times.
Where does the giving take place?
Qurbani is where giving takes place, and the meat of the sacrificed animals will then be shared with the poor.
Muslim Aid collects Qurbani donations for every Eid al-Adha, so Muslims in countries like the UK are able to make sure that those who are struggling with poverty or hardship can still celebrate Eid ul-Adha.
Why does Eid ul-Adha 2023 Matter?
Qurbani Eid or Eid ul Adha is a time when Muslims all across the UK can come together to offer sacrifices to Allah (SWT) in the same submissive spirit as the Prophet Ibrahim(AS), which is an important moment. Many millions of Muslim sisters and brothers are living in poverty, especially in the developing world.
In the UK Qurbani donations are made to Muslim Aid. This helps us make a difference in the lives and nutrition of Muslims in East Africa. Many families may find this the only food they eat until next year’s Qurbani donation.
Muslim Aid is in desperate need of Qurbani donations to enable us to fulfil our duty to help the most desirous.
What is Eid ul-Adha Food?
Eid ul Fitr is called “Sweet Eid”. However, Eid ul Adha is often called “Salty Eid” as it serves mostly savoury food. Although the UK’s cultural background plays a large part in the creation of the feast, the main ingredient is typically the meat of the slaughtered animals: beef (adult cow), chevon or mutton (adult sheep).
Kebab (boneless meat), Haleem(a stew typically made from meat, bread, and lentils) and Biryani (a spicy rice and meat dish that hails from India) are some of the most well-known dishes. Desserts include cookies, cakes, and sweet pastries such as Turkish baklava.
Is Eid ul-Adha a Public Holiday?
Eid ul Adha 2023 in the UK can be celebrated by Muslims but there are no bank holidays for this date in the United Kingdom. Eid ul-Adha, however, can be observed on other bank holidays in the UK. Because the Gregorian date used for Muslim holidays is subject to change every year.
The Mosques will be busier than usual, which could lead to congestion. Some Muslims take one to three days of annual vacation at this time. In some Muslim countries, such as Pakistan, it is a public holiday.
What does Eid Mubarak mean?
Arabic Mubarak can be translated as blessed. Eid, on the other hand, means feast, festival or celebration. Eid Mubarak can be translated as a blessed feast or celebration.
One of the many greetings and good wishes people exchange during the festival is:
“May Allah’s divine blessings bring hope, faith, joy and happiness on Eid ul Adha as well as forever”.
“Eid ul Adha Mubarak 2023″
Eid ul Adha 2023 is a festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It honours Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience to God and his willingness to sacrifice his son. The festival is marked by special prayers, animal sacrifice, gift-giving, and sharing food with the less fortunate. It is a time for Muslims to come together and celebrate their faith while serving others.