Eid al-Adha (Bakri Eid)

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The Goat

The meat of the goat is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the other third is given to the poor and needy.

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The Goat
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Hajj (Pilgrimage)

Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the annual Hajj is completed in Mecca.

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Hajj (Pilgrimage)
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Bakri Eid Celebrations

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura 2 (Al-Baqara) Ayah 196 in the Qur'an. People go to different places to buy goats,sheeps or cows to sacrifice on this day.

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Bakri Eid Celebrations
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Namaz

Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Wajib prayer of two Raka'ah (units) followed by a sermon (khutbah).The word "Eid" appears in Sura al-Mai'da ("The Table Spread,") of the Qur'an, meaning 'solemn festival'.

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Namaz
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Bakri Eid Celebrations

After the prayers they embrace each other warmly and wish each other "Eid Mubarak"

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Bakri Eid Celebrations
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Dua before Sacrifice

The owner of the animal should recite the following dua (invocation) before the sacrifice

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Dua before Sacrifice
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Eid Al Adha Food

A variety of delicious meat dishes await the Muslims on Eid Al-Adha.

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Eid Al Adha Food
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Sheer Korma

Sheer Korma is a sweet dish to be served on Eid.

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Sheer Korma
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Eid Mubarak

Wish you all Eid- al Adha Mubarak.

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Eid Mubarak
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Id-ul-Zuha

Id-ul-Zuha also called Id-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakr-Id in the Indian subcontinent, because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat or 'bakr' in Urdu. The word 'id' derived from the Arabic 'iwd' means 'festival' and zuha comes from 'uzhaiyya' which translates to 'sacrifice'.

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Id-ul-Zuha
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