When is Eid al Adha?

This year, Eid will fall on 20th or 21st August (subject to the moon).

Here are some more key dates for your 2018 calendar:

• Day of Arafah – 20th August

• Eid ul Adha – 20th/21st August

• 1st Muharram 1440 – 11th September

• 10th Muharram – 20th September

Eid ul Adha is a joyous time marking the end of the holy pilgrimage, Hajj. This festival takes place in the month of Dhul Hijjah, wherebyby Muslims immerse themselves in worship, alongside asking for forgiveness from Allah, specifically on the Day of Arafah (9th day of Dhul Hijah).

Muslims also carry out or contribute towards the spiritual act of Qurbani, sacrificing an animal, during the Eid period. This is following the act of obedience Prophet Ibrahim (as) made due to Allah (swt)’s orders.

Human Appeal would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a beautiful beginning to the Dhul Hijjah period and we pray that Allah (swt) brings you ease and keeps you steadfast in your worship for Him. For those embarking on the journey of Hajj, we pray that Allah (swt) makes it an amazing and eye-opening experience and returns you in good health and high imaan.

Abu Ubaid (ra) narrated, "I was present for Eid with Umar bin Khattab. He started with the prayer before the sermon, and said: 'The Messenger of Allah (saw) forbade fasting on these two days, the Day of Fitr and the Day of Adha. As for the Day of Fitr, it is the day when you break your fast, and on the Day of Adha you eat the meat of your sacrifices.'" [Sunan ibn Majah]

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