Eid al Adha, the holiest of the Muslim festivals, begins this week around the world. Billions of people will take the time to pray and eat together, all while donating to charity and helping the less fortunate. Those with practising friends in their life can add another dimension to the occasion by greeting them with event-centric expressions.
What is Eid al Adha?
Eid al Adha is considered the holiest of the Muslim holidays, one of two celebrated annually.
Much like the first Eid – Eid al Fitr – Muslims will celebrate Eid al Adha with food.
However, the occasion honours a different event from the pages of the Koran.
Those hoping to go the extra mile may use some of these appropriate passages from the Koran:
”Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” [Prophet Muhammad (s) as narrated by A’isha (ra) in Sahih Bukhari, vol. 8, hadith 471]
O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace [Islam]. Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy to you. (Koran: 2, 208
The taking of one innocent life is like taking all of mankind… and the saving of one life is like saving all of mankind. (Koran, 5:33)
“A man has sinned enough if he neglects to feed those in need.” [Fiqh-us-Sunnah:V3N100]
“The best charity is that given to a relative who does not like you.” [Fiqh-us-Sunnah:V3N100]