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What Is Bakrid All About?

It's Bakrid time, and it is the time for celebrations! This festival is considered to be the most sacred festival in Islam. This festival is also called Id-ul-Azha. Bakrid is celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigour among Muslims all over the world.

So, here, in this article, we are about to share some the things that you need to know about Bakrid as a festival. This is a festival that is observed and celebrated as a "Festival of Sacrifice" by Muslims all over the world.

Special delicacies and dishes are prepared and served among family and friends on this special day.

Therefore, read on to know more about the various rituals that are followed on Bakrid that most people may not be aware of. We're sure some of these pointers will help you learn Islam in a better way.

Check them out!!


It Is All About Letting Go Of Your Most Precious Things

Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God is honoured on this day. He was ready to sacrifice his son, Ismael, in the path of Allah. As Allah was pleased with Abraham's sincerity and sacrificial gesture, he replaced his son with a ram to be sacrificed instead.


Halal Sacrifice

A Muslim must meet the Islamic guidelines of slaughtering the animal and the slaughterer must make a profound cut into the animal's neck, which disjoins the jugular veins and carotid arteries.


This Festival Is For Everyone!

From really rich people to the lower class middle men, all need to offer an animal for sacrifice in a span of 3 days of Eid-ul-Adha.


Every Muslim Shares His Food

On this day, you would see every Muslim share his/her chunk of food between family, friends and the poor people. So if you have Muslim friends, do not shy away from asking them for your share of meat!


Miracles Happen Across

As it is a 3-day celebration, all the 3 days are considered to be very auspicious and pious. All of them make sure to ask for their special needs on these auspicious days.


Friends Need To Be Wished

This is the second biggest Eid for Muslims and not wishing your friend on this special day can get you into trouble, my friend. So, make sure you pick the phone and wish your friends!

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Story first published: Monday, September 12, 2016, 15:10 [IST]
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