EID’L ADHA: The Feast of Sacrifice
Eid al-Adha 2020 in Philippines began in the evening ofThursday, 30 Julyand ends in the evening of Friday, 31 July.
Eid’l Adha or ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ is the most important Muslim celebration in the Muslim calendar. It commemorates and honors Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah as shown by his willingness to offer his son Ishmael. Eid’l Adha is the climax of Muslims’ five-day pilgrimage to Mecca or the Hajj.
According to Islamic traditions recorded in the Quran, Allah tested Ibrahim’s obedience by commanding him to offer his firstborn son Ishmael as a sacrifice. Allah was pleased by Ibrahim’s obedience thus, he provided a ram in place of Ishmael, sparing the son’s life.
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