The Muslim Holidays – Explaining the Two Major Islamic Holy Days

By widespread, I mean the two Sunni and Shia Muslims commend them similarly. These two occasions are Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha.

To begin with, given me a chance to separate the wording.

Eid ul-Fitr happens after the long stretch of Ramadan closes.This commitment is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Muslims praise the month’s end of Ramadan with Eid ul-Fitr, subsequently the name. Eid ul-Adha happens amid the Hajj season. The Hajj is a journey Muslims must make to the Kaaba in the city of Mecca in advanced Saudi Arabia. All Muslims are required to finish this adventure at any rate once in their lifetime on the off chance that they can. The Hajj is additionally one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Amid the Hajj, the explorers forfeit a sheep. Both the Old Testament and the Quran notice a story where Abraham was requested to forfeit his child by God. Jews and Christians trust this child was Isaac, yet most Muslims trust this child was Ishmael. At the point when Abraham demonstrated he adored God enough to forfeit his child on direction, God requested a sheep be yielded rather and saved Ishmael. The forfeit in Hajj is to remember this occasion. What’s more, Eid ul-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, additionally praises this occasion.

Both Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha are commended in comparative mold.

Muslims begin the day early and go to a typical gathering place, normally a mosque or open field. There they make an extraordinary petition pursued by a short lesson from the Imam (pioneer). They at that point assemble for unique suppers, meeting with family and companions, and giving philanthropy and endowments. The main distinction is that amid Eid ul-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, usually for a sheep, goat, bovine, or camel to be butchered also. While there are different occasions celebrated by Muslims, none of them are as all around acknowledged as Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr.

Abu Ibrahim Ismail is an establishing individual from Islamic Learning Materials, a system of Islamic sites. He has composed a few books and articles on Islam and Islamic history. Visit to take in more about the Islamic religion and his blog to find out about the American-Muslim experience.

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