WHY IS THE GREATER EID SO SPECIAL?
In many Muslim countries, Eid-ul-Adha is a public holiday. Muslims across the world will donate Qurbani, with many here in the UK choosing to donate theirs to vulnerable people who are less fortunate than themselves.
Eid will also involve visiting the Mosque for prayers and thanking Allah (SWT) for all the blessings you have received. Visiting family, friends and loved ones is also done, as it is an important time to bond with family and show respect for your relatives.
The greeting “Eid Mubarak” will be exchanged on this day – meaning ‘have a blessed Eid’. It is also tradition to donate money to charity at Eid; with this money going to help the poor buy food and new clothes to enable them to join in with the celebrations.
Eid-ul-Adha is an incredibly important and significant occasion marked by hundreds of thousands of Muslims around the world.
It is a blessed and honoured occasion, yet a time at which we should endeavour to help those both close to us and further afield.