This year, Eid al-Adha will fall on Friday, 31st July, 2020 (subject to the moon sighting).
Here are some more key dates for your 2020 calendar:
Eid al-Adha is a celebratory day that takes place on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, the final month in the Islamic Hijri calendar. During Dhul Hijjah, and particularly on the Day of Arafah, Muslims fast, immerse themselves in worship, and ask Allah for forgiveness .
Muslims perform the spiritual act of Qurbani, sacrificing an animal, during the Eid period, and one third of the meat must go to charity. Today, many Muslims pay for their Qurbani to be carried out in vulnerable communities abroad so that meat from the whole animal be donated vulnerable people, as an extra act of devotion. Qurbani honours the obedience that the prophet Ibrahim (AS) showed to Allah’s command, and by continuing this legacy, we follow in the footsteps of the prophets.
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Here are some Sunnah traditions to be performed on the day of Eid to enhance your Eid experience and seek the blessings of Allah:
1. Perform ghusl before the Eid prayer.
As Muslims, hygiene is a fundamental part of our religion.
We are encouraged to do the same and to purify ourselves for this holy day.
2. Wear your best clothes.
3. Eat dates before Eid prayer.
It is recommended to eat dates, as was the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) before he left his home for Eid prayer. We should emulate his noble example.
4. Apply Attar.
The Prophet used to apply attar – an oil-derived perfume for men – on Eid day; men should follow this Sunnah to ensure they smell pleasant for Eid prayer.
5. Recite the Takbir of Eid.
Recite the Takbir before Eid prayers while at the mosque or on your way there. The Eid Takbir is:
6. Greeting one another and supplicating.
On Eid, we often congratulate each other with greetings such as ‘Eid Mubarak’. However, a better way to do this is to take the examples of the Sahabah. It was narrated by Sayyidina Jubayr ibn Nufayr (RA) that the Sahabah used to greet each other on the day of Eid with the following greeting: ‘Taqabbal Allaahu Minnaa Wa Minka’ which means ‘May Allah accept (the fast and/or worship) from us and from you.’ (Fathul-Bari)
7. Routes to Eid prayer.
8. Pray Eid prayer.
Eid prayer must not be missed, as it is a fundamental part of Eid festivities.
The sacrifice is done after Eid prayer and prior to the end of Tashreeq, which are the three days following Eid al-Adha. This means that your Qurbani must be performed by sunset on the fourth day of Eid. If you aren’t personally sacrificing the animal, make sure to give your Qurbani as early as possible so that it is received in time and carried out on the days of Eid. Human Appeal can perform your Qurbani for you from just £26.Donate Now
10. Charity on Eid:
All of us here at Human Appeal would like to take this opportunity to wish you a beautiful beginning to the Dhul Hijjah period. We pray that Allah brings you ease, protects your health, and keeps you steadfast in your worship for Him.