Eid-ul-Adha - 04 October 2014
The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when Allah (swt) ordered him to.
The story of Ibrahim's sacrifice.Eid-ul-Adha celebrates the occasion when Allah (swt) appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son Isma'il as an act of obedience to Allah (swt)
The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey Allah (swt) and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, Allah (swt) stopped him and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead.
It is the Fifth Pillar of Islam and therefore a very important part of the Islamic faith.
All physically fit Muslims who can afford it should make the visit to Makkah, in Saudi Arabia, at least once in their lives.
Every year around 2 million Muslims from all over the world converge on Makkah.
They stand before the Kaaba, a shrine built by Ibrahim praising Allah (swt) together.
The Hajjis or pilgrims wear simple white clothes called Ihram which promote the bonds of Islamic brotherhood and sisterhood by showing that everyone is equal in the eyes of Allah.
During the Hajj the Pilgrims perform acts of worship and they renew their faith and sense of purpose in the world.
Wishing all my readers a very blessed Eid Ul Adha and to those who were lucky enough to perform Hajj......Hajj Mubarak to you!!
Please remember the whole Muslim Ummah in your duas and pray for us all. May Allah (swt) guide everyone on the right path and keep us from the bad and bring us all closer together. Ameen