Bakri Id/Eid ul-Adha in India

eid-greeting-card-2013-02
Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is a festival that many Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings and gifts. It is a gazette holiday in India and is also referred to as the festival of sacrifice.
BACKGROUND:
Muslims around the world believe that Allah (God) commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Ibrahim followed God's orders, but his son was replaced by a sheep at the last moment. Muslims celebrate this at Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha is 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".
TRADITION:
This festival is celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in India and the world. Many Muslims wear new clothes and attend an open-air prayer meeting during Id-ul-Zuha. They may sacrifice a sheep or goat and share the meat with family members, neighbors and the poor. Many Muslims feel that they have a duty to ensure that all Muslims can enjoy a meat based meal during this holiday.
So, With Chatni of Happiness and Covered with Salad of Love. We wish you a very happy BAKRI ID
May god bless you and your dear ones with peace, prosperity and happiness on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

Eid Mubarak! 

No comments: