7 Surprising Eid ul-Adha Facts You Didn't Know 

Historical Significance 

Eid ul-Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail in obedience to God. At the last moment, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead.

Pilgrimage Connection 

Eid ul-Adha marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is one of the largest religious gatherings globally.

Animal Sacrifice 

Muslims traditionally sacrifice a sheep, goat or camel to honor Ibrahim's act. The meat is distributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate.

Global Celebrations 

Eid ul-Adha customs vary worldwide, from feasts in Turkey to processions in Indonesia. Each culture adds its unique touch to the celebration.

Special Prayers 

The day begins with "Salat al-Eid," a special congregational prayer. This prayer includes a sermon and is a time for seeking forgiveness and blessings.

Symbolism of Sacrifice 

Beyond the animal sacrifice, Eid ul-Adha encourages personal reflection on sacrifice. It inspires Muslims to serve God and humanity by setting aside personal desires.

Community & Charity 

A key aspect of Eid ul-Adha is giving to those in need. The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided among family, friends, and the poor, highlighting generosity.

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