Eid al-Adha 2018: When is Bakra Eid? Importance and its significance

Paramedics shifting sick pilgrims to Arafat

Muslims around the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid-ul-Azha today and in most parts of the world tomorrow.

"Muslims use Eid el-Kabir to celebrate Prophet Ibrahim's complete obedience to the will of Allah and as a reminder of our own willingness to make sacrifices in obedience to Allah". It will be celebrated on August 22 this year. Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor.

The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the first of Eid Al Adha as August 21 after the Zul Hijjah moon was sighted on Saturday evening.

"Kenya Defence Forces said "‏ On this holy occasion of #EidAlAdha, may the blessings of Allah fill your lives with happiness and open all doors of success now and always.

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, in his Sallah message to Nigerians on Tuesday, August 21, urged them to pray for better leaders in the upcoming 2019 general elections. May you have a happy Eid. In the Quran, this same story is narrated in reference to Ibrahim and his son Ismail, which is why Muslim followers around the world follow this ritualistic and symbolic sacrifice to show their devotion to Allah.

Kindness and love Eid Mubarak. The Prophet then spots a goat in the bushes nearby which he sacrifices. Muslims believe the devil tried to talk the Prophet Ibrahim out of submitting to God's will there. While traditions may vary in different countries, the customs and religious practices on the day remains the same.

Scores of pilgrims gathered at the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina, early in the day, for Eid prayers. Delicious delicacies are prepared to commemorate this day.

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