Eid al-Adha (‘Feast of the Sacrifice’), also called Eid Qurban or Bakri-Eid (Bakrid), is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God’s command. But, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal, usually a sheep, is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.
In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, and lasts for four days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year shifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.
While Eid al-Adha is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. The lunar calendar is approximately eleven days shorter than the solar calendar. Each year, Eid al-Adha (like other Islamic holidays) falls on one of about two to four different Gregorian dates in different parts of the world, because the boundary of crescent visibility is different from the International Date Line.
In many countries, the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.
|Islamic year||Gregorian date|
|1438||1 September 2017|
|1439||22 August 2018|
|1440||11 August 2019|
|1441||31 July 2020|
Let this Eid be the occasion of sharing the love and caring for the people who need to be loved and cared. Eid al-Adha 2020 Mubarak
May this Eid bring Joy, Peace, Happiness & Prosperity to all. Wishing you all Eid 2020 Mubarak! Stay Blessed, Stay Safe!
May this Eid bring happiness, joy, success and Allah shower his blessings and love on you and your family. Eid Mubarak!
I always remember you in my prayers. May Allah’s blessings always be with you and your loves ones. Eid Mubarak to you!
On this Eid-ul-Adha, I wish Allah’s blessings and kindness on you. Eid Mubarak to you and your family!
On Eid-ul-Adha, we should pray, love, celebrate with our loved ones and remember Allah for his kindness. Eid 2020 Mubarak!
On this Eid-ul-Adha, may Allah bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity. Eid al-Adha 2020 Mubarak!
May Allah give you all the success and happiness you desire. May Allah be with you always. Eid al-Adha Mubarak to you!
Eid al-Adha ka din aapko Mubarak. Allah aapko Jeevan me sare sukh aur khushiyan de.
May your life be always filled with light, love, happiness and good health.
Eid al-Adha Mubarak
Wishing a blessed Eid that will help you to win every challenge of life! Eid al-Adha Mubarak!
May your life be filled with blessings and Allah keep on showering you with loads of peace and prosperity on Eid. Stay blessed! Eid al-Adha Mubarak
“Eid is not for the one who wears new clothes. Eid is for the one whose obedience rises. Eid is not for the one with beautiful clothes and fine means of transport, Eid is for the one whose sins are forgiven”—Ibn Raja
Eid al-Adha Origin / History
One of the main trials of Abraham’s life was to face the command of God by sacrificing his beloved son. In Islam, Abraham kept having dreams that he was sacrificing his son Ishmael. Abraham knew that this was a command from God and he told his son, as stated in the Quran “O’son, I keep dreaming that I am slaughtering you”, Ishmael replied ” Father, do what you are ordered to do.” Abraham prepared to submit to the will of God and prepared to slaughter his son as an act of faith and obedience to God. During this preparation, Shaytaan (the Devil) tempted Abraham and his family by trying to dissuade them from carrying out God’s commandment, and Abraham drove Satan away by throwing pebbles at him. In commemoration of their rejection of Satan, stones are thrown at symbolic pillars Stoning of the Devil during Hajj rites.
Acknowledging that Abraham was willing to sacrifice what is dear to him, God the almighty honoured both Abraham and Ishmael. Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) called Abraham “O’ Abraham, you have fulfilled the revelations.” and a lamb from heaven was offered by Angel Gabriel to prophet Abraham to slaughter instead of Ishmael. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al Adha to commemorate both the devotion of Abraham and the survival of Ishmael.
This story is known as the Akedah in Judaism (Binding of Isaac) and originates in the Torah, the first book of Moses (Genesis, Ch. 22). The Quran refers to the Akedah as follows:
100 “O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!”
101 So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.
102 Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: “O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!” (The son) said: “O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me if Allah (God) so wills one practicing Patience and Constancy!”
103 So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),
104 We called out to him “O Abraham!
105 “Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!” – thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
106 For this was obviously a trial–
107 And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:
108 And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
109 “Peace and salutation to Abraham!”
110 Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
111 For he was one of our believing Servants.
112 And We gave him the good news of Isaac – a prophet – one of the Righteous.
— Quran, sura 37 (Aṣ-Ṣāffāt), āyāt 100–112
The word “Eid” appears once in Al-Ma’ida, the fifth sura of the Quran, with the meaning “solemn festival”
Eid al-Adha 2020 Bakrid Country Wise Date
|Afghanistan||July 31, August 1|
|Bangladesh||July 31 and August 1|
|Egypt||July 31 to August 3|
|India||July 31 and August 1|
|Iraq||July 31 to August 3|
|Jordan||July 31 to August 3|
|Kuwait||July 31 to August 3|
|Lebanon||July 31 and August 1|
|Libya||July 31 to August 2|
|Oman||July 30 to August 6|
|Pakistan||July 31 to August 2|
|Palestine||July 31 to August 2|
|Qatar||July 30 to August 4|
|Saudi Arabia||July 31 to August 8|
|Syria||July 31 to August 2|
|Turkey||July 31 to August 3|
|United Arab Emirates||July 31 to August 2|
|Yemen||July 31 to August 3|