Bakrid or Eid ul-Adha is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is celebrated every year on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Bakrid marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy.
Bakrid is celebrated to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God. According to Islamic belief, God provided a ram in place of Ismael, and this is why the festival is also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”.
On the day of Bakrid, Muslims offer special prayers and sacrifice animals such as cows, sheep and goats as an act of devotion to God. The meat of the sacrificed animals is divided into three parts: one part is kept by the family, the second part is distributed among relatives and friends, and the third part is given to the poor. This act of charity is known as “Zakat al-Fitr”.
The day of Bakrid is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy. People wear new clothes, exchange gifts and greetings, and visit friends and family. Bakrid is also marked by feasts and gatherings, where people enjoy delicious food and desserts.
In conclusion, Bakrid or Eid ul-Adha is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is a time for joy and celebration, but it is also a time for reflection and remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael (Ishmael). Muslims celebrate the festival by offering special prayers and sacrificing animals, and by distributing the meat among family, friends and the poor.