Luke Elston, Negotiator, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:
Some of you may well be aware that this past month has seen the passing of the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha. The second and final Eid celebration of the year, it commemorates the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage. Although only pilgrims in Mecca participate in the Hajj fully, Muslims around the world join them in observing Eid ul-Adha.
The exact date of this year’s revelry fell on the 27th November and is a day of festivities and celebration in honor of Ibrahim, who sacrificed his son for God. Id-ul-zuha is celebrated from the 10th to the 12th day of Zil hijja. The Islamic lunar calendar is generally used to calculate the days of the festivities which translates into 27th Nov to the 30th Nov of this year. The worshipers will be dressing up in the best of their clothes and will come out in mosques to pay their respects on the auspicious day of Eid. Also, the Bakri Eid sees the sacrifice of a lot of domestic animals like sheep, camels, goats and cows as a symbol of Ibrahim's sacrifice.
The day of Bakri Eid, on 28th will ensure that every worshiper gets a piece of the sacrilegious meat even if they did not have the means to present Allah with their own sacrifices. Along with the prayers and the feast, the day will see people trying to perform the religious Hajj, which is said to absolve them of all sins. Every year the Hajj (or trip to Mecca) is performed by several million Muslims, and it remains to be seen what numbers this year’s festival will see making the trip to Mecca.
So, Eid Mubarak to you all from myself and the team here at pad4u!