Celebrating Idul Adha 2009 / 1430

Today we Muslims around the world are celebrating Idul Adha (Eid ul Adha) or Idul Qurban or Hari Raya Korban in Indonesian. I celebrate it too for the first time. The time of Idul Adha will always coincide with Hajj ritual in Makkah Saudi Arabia. Therefore, it's celebrated in a bigger way in Makkah but less "extravagant" in other parts of the world compared to Idul Fitri which I celebrated for the first time as well last couple of months..

So, what Idul Adha is all about?

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is a holiday celebrated by Muslims (including the Druze) worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from the Quran.[1] Like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a short prayer followed by a sermon (khuṭba).

Eid al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (ذو الحجة) of the lunar Islamic calendar. The festivities last for three days or more depending on the country. Eid al-Adha occurs the day after the pilgrims conducting Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. It happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.[1]

Mom will bring me to the mosque for women to perform Idul Adha prayer. I wish I'll perform Idul Adha and Idul Fitri (2010 or 1431 hijriyah) next year along with dad in the mosque for men.

Dad also promises me to bring me watching cow slaughtering immediately after Eid ul Adha prayer is done.

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[1] Wikipedia.org


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