Eid Al-Adha 2019: History, significance, date and importance of Bakr-Id

Yemenis buy sweets and nuts at a market in the capital Sanaa

Yemenis buy sweets and nuts at a market in the capital Sanaa

"We urge all to imbibe the lessons of the important Islamic festival which exemplifies sacrifice and fulfillment of promise as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim (RTA)".

The statement reads: "The All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrates with Muslim faithfuls on the commemoration of Eid ul-Adha".

Eid Al-Adha - an Islamic holiday celebrated every year during Hajj - will take place this weekend, this year coinciding with the Jewish festival of Tisha B'Av. The "festival of sacrifice" honours the willingness of Ibrahim, the messenger in Islam, to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani performed Eid Al-Adha prayer along with a group of loyal citizens at Al Wajba praying area on Sunday morning. Muslims worldwide celebrate Bakrid by sacrificing a male goat as a symbol of the sacrifice made by Ibrahim.

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"In our national life, Eid ul-Adha is a reminder for us to make our individual and collective sacrifices for the well-being, unity, peace and development of our dear country, Nigeria".

God then gave Prophet Ibrahim the option to substitute his son for a lamb instead and continue performing his sacrifice.

On this day, Muslims all across the globe sacrifice an animal, one that is dear to them, in order to prove their faith and devotion towards God. These three portions are meant for separate purposes - one part goes to the poor and the needy, the other part goes to the friends and relatives, and the third part is reserved by a family for its own members.

Eid-al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is celebrated earlier in the year. Among the desserts are sheer kurma and kheer.

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