This year Eid ul-Adha falls on Friday, 31 July 2020 and due to Covid-19 there have been many changes in how we mark and celebrate this Eid. Yet, despite many challenges and obstacles, we have much to be deeply grateful and we thank Allah s.w.t. for all our countless blessings!
Wishing you all a safe and blessed Eid and hope you spend it with your loved ones while also remembering and helping those less fortunate.
Eid ul-Adha ('festival of Sacrifice'), also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar (the other being Eid ul-Fitr). It occurs about two months after the Eid ul-Fitr during the month of Zil-Hajj. Eid ul-Adha celebrates the occasion when Allah appeared to the prophet Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his only son Isma'il as an act of obedience to God. The devil tempted Ibrahim (Abraham) by saying he should disobey Allah and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, Allah stopped him and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead.
Eid ul Adha also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage (the fifth pillar of Islam)
To find out more about Eid ul-Adha, visit our page on Important Islamic Dates.