Happy Eid-ul-Adha 2023: Everything you need to know about the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ or BakraEid in the month of ZulHijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah this year, including the date, history, significance, and celebration. Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid or Ramadan Eid, marks the end of the sacred month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, recite the Holy Quran, and pray to Allah, whereas Eidul-Adha (also known as BakraEid, Bakrid, Eid al-Adha, EidQurban, or QurbanBayarami) is the second major Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
It commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s absolute devotion to Allah and is observed by Muslims worldwide in the month of ZulHijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah, which is the twelfth month of the Islamic or lunar calendar.
After confirming the sighting of the crescent DhulHijjah moon on June 30, 2023, Saudi Arabia has announced that Eid al Adha will be celebrated in the Kingdom on Saturday, July 9, 2022, the same date as the UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, and other Arab states. The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) have announced that Eid al Adha will be observed in Australia on Saturday, July 9, 2023.
WifaqulUlama of the United Kingdom and MajlisUgama Islam Singapore issued separate statements on Wednesday announcing that Eid al Adha will be celebrated on Sunday, July 10, 2023. Bangladesh usually observes both Eid-ul-Fitra and Eid-ul-Adha a day after Saudi Arabia. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Sultanate of Brunei have declared July 10, 2023, to be the first day of Eid al Adha.
Happy Eid-ul-Adha Quotes 2023
- I place my faith in Allah, my Lord, and your Lord! He has a grip on the forelock of a non-moving creature. My Lord, indeed, is on the right track. – Quran 11:55-56. Mubarak Eid-ul-Adha.
- “Show forgiveness, speak for justice, and avoid the ignorant.” – The Holy Quran 7:199
- “This Quran guides to the best path, and brings good news to the believers who lead a righteous life, that they have deserved a great recompense.” – The Holy Quran, 17:9
- “O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace [Islam]. Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy to you.” – The Holy Quran 2:208
- Be kind, because when kindness becomes a part of something, it improves it. When it is taken from something, it tarnishes it. – Muhammad the Prophet
- Mawlid al-Nabi a’s primary goal is to achieve the Prophet’s love and proximity, as well as to rekindle the believer’s relationship with his most revered person. – Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri,
The day’s history began when Abraham, or Prophet Ibrahim, had a recurring dream of slaughtering his beloved son, Ismael, to fulfill God’s wishes. Ibrahim spoke to his son about the dream, explaining how God wanted him to make the sacrifice, and Ismael, who was also a man of God, agreed with his father and asked him to obey Allah’s wishes.
Shaitan (the devil) tempted Ibrahim and tried to persuade him not to make the sacrifice, but he resisted by pelting it with stones. When Allah saw Ibrahim’s devotion, he sent Jibreel (Angel Gabriel), the Archangel, with a sheep for the slaughter.
Jibreel told Ibrahim that God was pleased with his devotion to him and had the sheep slaughtered in his son’s place. Since then, cattle sacrifice has been an important part of Eid-ul-Adha celebrations, commemorating not only Prophet Ibrahim and Ismael’s love for Allah, but also demonstrating that one is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice of what they love dearly for the sake of Allah.
Happy Eid al-Adha 2023 Wishes
- Your prayers and sacrifices will never be in vain. This Eid-ul-Adha, embrace Allah’s divine blessings with everything you’ve got!
- On this auspicious occasion, may all your good deeds be accepted and you be rewarded with the highest of all rewards. Happy Eid-ul-Adha!
- May Allah reward your faith and love for Him with peace, happiness, and success today and always. I wish you a joyous EidulAdha!
- May Eid joy surround you and your family. Happy EidUlAdha!
- May Allah accept our prayers and shower us with Rahmah. Happy EidUlAdha to you!
- I wish you a safe and happy EidUlAdha filled with joy and health! Happy Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah grant you and your family a life of peace and prosperity. Mubarak Eid-ul-Adha
- Dearest, Eid Mubarak to everyone! May Allah shower His heavenly blessings on you and your family.
- Merry EidUlAdha! May the observance of this holy day brighten your heart!
- Eid is all about giving thanks and caring for those in need. This year, may you have a wonderful Eid al-Adha!
Happy Eid-ul-Adha 2023 Significance
More than the act of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha is a celebration of Ibrahim and Ismael’s love for Allah. The sacrifice is only meant as a gesture indicating a willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for Allah. The meal prepares from the sacrifice divides into three equal parts. One portion feeds the family, the second feed relatives, and the third goes to the poor and needy. Even though neither the meat nor the blood reaches Allah, it believes that the devotion of His people does.
Happy Eid-ul-Adha 2023 Celebration
On the tenth of this month, Muslims all over the world offer Eid al-Adhanamaz at a mosque. After the sun has fully risen and just before it enters the Zuhr time (midday prayer time). The prayer is followed by the Imam’s sermon or khutbah. To honor Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice. Muslims around the world observe the Bakrid festival by sacrificing a goat/sheep/buffalo/camel.
Observing Eid-al Adha by sacrificing a cow is similar to the practice of self-sacrifice. Which is an act of gratitude to Allah. I believe that during our lifetime. We give up many things that are important to us for a greater purpose and sacrifice. The animal is a symbol of our willingness to sacrifice in order to stay true to our path and entice by earthly love and affection.
At the same time, the Hajj pilgrimage takes place. Which is a pilgrimage that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime. If they are financially and physically capable. The sighting of the crescent DhulHijjah moon marks the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhu Al-Hijjah. When one of Islam’s five pillars. the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia performs and follows by Eid Al Adha on the tenth day.
Eid-ul-Adha celebrations include women applying mehndi in various designs to add beauty. The entire essence of Eid celebrations. It is said to have been a part of our culture and traditional practices. Centuries, eating delicious food, giving charity to the poor, and sharing the joy with family, relatives, neighbors, and friends where Bakrid feast dishes include mutton biryani, mutton korma, and mutton keema.