This year, Bakrid 2021 is expected to begin on the evening of Tuesday, 20 July and continue till the evening of Wednesday, 21 July 2021. Read on to know more about Eid al-Adha.
Bakrid 2021: Eid-al-Adha is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by Muslims in India and across the world. This holy festival commemorates the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), who was ready to sacrifice his first child on the orders of God and later a sheep as per God’s instructions.
Bakrid is celebrated during ‘Dhu al-Hijjah’, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha concludes the pilgrimage to Mecca. Since the exact day of the festival is based on lunar sightings, there is a possibility that the date may differ between countries. This year this festival will be celebrated in the month of July.
The legend of Eid-al-Adha
The origin of the festival of Bakrid is described in Islamic traditions. Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) was instructed by God to bring his Egyptian wife Hajar and their son Ishmael to the desert of Saudi Arabia and drop them there. By divine intervention, a well appeared here which helped Hazar and his son to survive. Later, Abraham returned here and preached the word of God.
To test him, God repeatedly ordered him to sacrifice his only son, Ishmael, in dreams. When Abraham asked Ishmael, he was ready to bow to God’s will. Satan tried to distract them, but Ishmael drove him away by throwing stones.
In the end, when Abraham tried to slit his son’s throat, he escaped divine intervention and found that a ram was sacrificed in its place. To commemorate this day of sacrifice and God’s mercy, Eid-al-Adha is celebrated with animal sacrifices.
Other names of Bakrid
The correct name of Bakrid is Eid al-Adha. Since goats (goats) are sacrificed during this festival, it is known as Bakrid. It is also called Kurbani.
When is Bakrid celebrated?
Bakrid is celebrated at the end of the month of Islamic holy pilgrimage or Hajj. It falls on the tenth of Dhul-Hag or the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar.
The rituals of Bakrid
Bakrid is celebrated with great pomp across the country. It is especially celebrated in the city of Hyderabad. The rituals of the festival are as follows:
The day begins with people wearing new clothes and going to the mosque. In the mosque, they offer dua or prayer for the peace and prosperity of all.
Takbir is recited before and after Namaz.
Qurbani is the most important aspect of Bakrid. Animals like goat, sheep, cow and camel are sacrificed. The animals must meet certain standards of perfection and the sacrifice is performed according to religious laws.
Wealthy families are expected to provide one animal for sacrifice whereas if the family is poor then seven or seventy families may contribute to sacrifice one animal. Two thirds of the meat is distributed among the poor and one third is kept for consumption by the family.
After namaz, alms are given to the poor. People go to meet each other and wish Eid Mubarak. They go to the homes of friends and relatives to celebrate Eid.
Feasts are prepared throughout the day. Everyone is made a part of the celebration. Special dishes are prepared to celebrate Bakrid. Apart from this, gifts are also exchanged.
When is Bakrid in India 2021?
This year, the festival is expected to begin on the evening of Tuesday, 20 July and continue till the evening of Wednesday, 21 July 2021. However, the date may change depending on the sighting of the moon of Dhu al-Hijjah. , 1442.
Bakrid i.e. Eid ul-Adha is a gazetted holiday in India. All local, state and national government offices will be closed on the day of the festival. In 2021, the public holiday for Bakrid falls on Wednesday, 21 July.
Eid al-Adha significance
Muslims around the globe have a belief that Allah ordered Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, Ishmael. Ibrahim abided by Allah’s orders, but his son got replaced by a sheep at the last moment.
Therefore, the festival of Bakr Id began to be celebrated by Muslims across the globe. Eid al-Adha is called Id-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakr-Id in the Indian subcontinent.
Bakrid / Eid al Adha 2021, 2022 and 2023
Bakrid, or the Feast of Sacrifice, is an Islamic holiday celebrated with large Muslim populations in India and other regions of the world.
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Eid-al-Adha or Bakrid is considered an important festival in the Muslim community inside and outside India. The festival is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu-al-Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar. Eid-ul-Adha 2020 will be celebrated on 1st of August across India. The day is celebrated to honor the sacrifice or ‘qurbani’ made by Prophet Ibrahim, given his strong faith in Allah. People celebrate this day with feasts, prayers and parades. Many also perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
If you are wondering how to make this day special for your Muslim friends and colleagues, we have got you covered. Here are some wishes, messages, quotes and images that you can share with your friends on this Eid-al-Adha:
- “I wish you a very happy and peaceful Eid-al-Adha. May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your transgressions and sins and ease the suffering of all peoples around the globe. Happy Eid Mubarak!”
- “May God give you happiness of heaven above. Happy Eid Mubarak 2020!”
- “Wishing that Allah brings you treasured moments of happiness and joy on the festive occasion of Eid-al-Adha. Bakra Eid Mubarak!”
- “May this Eid-al-Adha bring peace, prosperity and happiness to you and your family.”‘
- “No shadows to depress you, only joys to surround you, God himself to bless you, these are my best wishes for you, Today, tomorrow and everyday. Eid-al-Adha Mubarak.”
- “May Allah bless you in all future endeavours and you get continued prosperity in every path of life. Eid Mubarak 2020 to you!”
- “Enjoy peace, prosperity and tranquility. Offer your best to Allah and know that your sacrifice will be rewarded with the most divine blessings of all.”
- “On Eid-al-Adha, wishing that your sacrifices are appreciated and your prayers are answered by the almighty. Have a blessed Eid-al-Adha.”
- “Enjoy like a Child and be thankful to Allah for he has bestowed you with such a beautiful day. Eid Mubarak!”
- “Your prayers and sacrifices will never go unanswered. On this Eid-al-Adha, embrace Allah’s divine blessings that you have. Eid Mubarak!”