Bakrid 2018: All about date, significance, celebrations, and more

A nurse attending to a sick pilgrim

The festival, which is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice or Big Eid, follows Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Dhul Hijsah is one of the holiest months of the Islamic calendar, and it is also the month when Hajj takes place. Eid al-Adha Mubarak. The festival which falls on the 10th of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah is celebrated with great pomp and fervour within the community. At Old Delhi's Jama Masjid area, Muslims from across the national capital came to buy their sacrifice animal before preparing for the festivity.

As Prophet Ibrahim prepared to kill his child, God replaced his son with a ram.

The mode of celebrating Eid Al Adha is essentially the same across the world.

According to him, the meat or blood of the sacrificed ram can not reach but Allah is only concern about the piety of a believer. Eid-ul-Adha: History and significance The story behind Eid-ul-Adha is that God once told his friend Prophet Ibrahim, the father of Prophet, to sacrifice a thing which is dearest to him to prove his love and faith in God.

The prayers which began at around 6 am were heard in many neighbourhoods as Muslims celebrated the feast of slaughtering.

The meat is divided into three parts - one part is shared with friends, family and neighbours, the second is for the poor, and the third is for yourself and your immediate family.

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has asked Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of peace and unity as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

"It should be healthy and physically fit, free of any defect, because Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said there are four that will not do for sacrifice".

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