Eid-ul-Adha! 

Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu my dearest Heera Group Family!  

Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak to everyone.  

The auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated around the world to honor the consent of Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son Ismail AS. By the mercy of the (Ar-Rahman) Allah SWT a lamb was placed in the place of the child for sacrifice. To this day, all the Muslims around the world celebrate this day by sacrificing an animal raised or bought by them (one who can afford to buy an animal).  

Once the lamb is sacrificed it is subdivided into three parts; one part of it stays with the person who sacrifices it, the other part is given to relatives, and the third part is given to the poor. The reason why the meat is divided into three parts is to make sure that everyone gets to celebrate Eid and eat good food.  

Eid-ul-Adha also known as the Yawm-un-Nahr (The day of Sacrifice) is linked to Hajj the same way Eid-ul-Fitr is linked to Fasting. Eid-ul-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu’l Hijjah, which is the third day of Hajj. After completing the first two days of Hajj by completing Umrah, traveling across; Mina,  Arafah, and Muzdalifah, pilgrims move to pelt stones at the Shaitan also known as the (Stoning of the devil). Prophet Ibrahim AS was instructed by the Angel Jibrael AS to pelt stones at one structure of the Jamarat. The three Jamarat denote the three places where Shaitan tried to instigate Prophet Ibrahim AS against Allah.  

Once the pelting of stones is done, pilgrims head to sacrifice an animal following which men shave their heads, and women chop the end of their hair by circling their fingers across the end of their hair length. After this, pilgrims head to perform Tawaaf and Saee, drink the Zamzam and return to Mina. On the 4th and 5th day of Hajj, pilgrims again pelt stones at the Jamarat and return back to Makkah before the sunset of the 5th day and perform Tawwaf-e-Wida to complete the Hajj.  

May Allah SWT bless us with a chance to perform Hajj very soon. 

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