ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

About Eid Ul Adha - An Islamic Celebration

Updated on December 9, 2009

› History of the Eid ul Adha Festival

Eid ul Adha is an Islamic festival commemorating the obedience and faith of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail (A.S), for Allah (S.W.T). Allah tested Ibrahim by commanding him through a dream to sacrifice his son, Ismail. He then set off with his son to a mountain, where he would perform the sacrifice. But while he was about to slaughter his son, Allah The Almighty rewarded him with a sheep instead, to be sacrificed.

Eid al Adha falls on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah of the Islamic calendar and happens after the Hajj. This celebration is one of the 2 main festivals in Islam; the other is Eid ul Fitr.

Camels for sacrifice
Camels for sacrifice

› How Muslims celebrate Eid ul Adha

On this day, Muslims first perform the Eid ul Adha prayer in the morning. After which, there would be a khutbah or sermon given by the imam. Muslims are recommended to stay and hear the sermon instead of leaving straight after the prayers.

After that is completed, it is time for the sacrifice of the animal, usually sheep or goats but camels or cows can be used too. Once the animal has been slaughtered, the meat is distributed, sold, cooked or given to the poor and needy. Distribution of the meat is an important practice to encourage giving to the poor and needy.

Similar to the festival Eid ul Fitr, Muslims would usually visit their family, relatives, neighbours and friends to celebrate Eid ul Adha.

Preparing the meat for distribution
Preparing the meat for distribution

› Some facts regarding Eid ul-Adha

→ According to the Hanafi scholars, Solat Eid is compulsory (wajib). To the Maliki and Shafi'e jurisprudence, it is a Sunnah Muakkadah and according to the Hambali scholars it is a Fardh.

→ Women and children participated in the Solat Eids during the time of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).

→ Following the Sunnah, the timing for Solat Eid ul Fitr is delayed while Solat Eid al Adha is hastened to facilitate the zakat fitrah and the sacrifice respectively.

Wallahu A'lam Bissawab.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      ASSALAMUWALIKUM , brother.this is a nice piece of information MASHALLAH. i have a question regarding the Qurbani.i am a muslim girl from question is can a married woman give qurbani if she earns?will be waiting for ur reply. Jazak Allahu Khair

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Thx 4 sharing love it.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      When was this published(date)?

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      cool i doont like pics of dead animals or raw meat

    • Claudia Tello profile image

      Claudia Tello 

      6 years ago from Mexico

      Hi, I just introduced a link to this hub from one of my Moroccan Food Hubs ( thanks for the information. Voted interesting.

    • profile image

      javeria junaid 

      6 years ago

      thank you for giving me so much information about eid ul adha.

    • profile image

      javeria junaid 

      6 years ago

      thank you for giving me so much information about eid ul adha.

    • Bbudoyono profile image


      6 years ago

      It is very relevant today.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Thank you

    • Neverletitgo profile image

      Abdinasir Aden 

      7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Thank you for telling the people our celebrations.Jazakallah

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanx nice shairing

    • Azhar Kamar profile imageAUTHOR

      Azhar Kamar 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thank you Arslan. ;-)

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      this knowledge about eid ul adha is great


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)