Why Muslims celebrate Eid twice in a year

Displaced families in the Philippines prepare food after attending a prayer service to celebrate Eid al Adha in August 2018

Why Muslims celebrate Eid twice in a year

Part of the statement reads: "We urge all to imbibe the lessons of the important Islamic festival which exemplifies sacrifice and fulfilment of promise as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim (RTA)".

Eid al-Adha 2019 Date in India: Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice commemorates the unfailing obedience and faith of Ibrahim (Abrahim).

It honours Ibrahim, the messenger in Islam who was willing to sacrifice his son as an act of respect towards God's command.

In Turkey, people gathered in the mosques to perform Eid prayer which was followed by sacrificing animals.

"As we celebrate the Sallah feast with family, friends and loved ones, Muslim faithfuls and indeed all Nigerians are implored to show love to neighbours and cater for the less privileged around us".

Eid-al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is celebrated earlier in the year.

Eid Al-Adha - an Islamic holiday celebrated every year during Hajj - will take place this weekend, this year coinciding with the Jewish festival of Tisha B'Av. While Ibrahim was ready to make the sacrifice, God stopped the sacrifice and his child was replaced by a lamb thereby saving Ibrahim's son's life. As legend has it, the Prophet was challenged by God to prove his faith in Him and to do that, the Prophet had to sacrifice something that he held very dear to him. From that day onwards, followers of Islam celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing male goats, which are typically divided into three separate portions.

Bakr-Id feast dishes include mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, bhuna kaleji among others and the desserts include sheer khurma and kheer.

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