EID-UL-ADHA: A celebration of sacrifice

Categories: Blog Series | Dhul Hijjah

Monica is from the West Midlands and is currently working in higher education. Nature lover, bookworm extraordinaire, and in hot pursuit of the white rabbit! 

Every year, by the will of Allah, we come together during the month of Dhul-Hijjah to rejoice and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha.

But what are the origins of this? And what are we actually celebrating?

We can trace it back to the times of Allah’s esteemed prophet, Ibrahim (AS). He was our prophet who was tested intensely and uniquely, and subhan’Allah, by the power of Allah, he succeeded in all of his gruelling challenges.  

“[His father] said, ‘Have you no desire for my gods, O Abraham (Ibrahim)? If you do not desist, I will surely stone you, so avoid me a prolonged time.’” (Quran19:46) 

Can we even imagine putting ourselves in any of these very impossible situations?

Reflecting on this great account of Ibrahim (AS), we can see that there is much significance and meaning.

It is all part of Allah’s divine will and perfect plan.

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