The Greater Eid, Eid ul Adha (Azha) also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival is an important 4-day religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim A.S, to sacrifice his young first-born son, October 27, 2012, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
There is a fascinating story that states the significance of Bakri Eid. Once, Allahchallenged Prophet Ibrahim, the friend of Allah and the father of Prophets. Ibrahim had to prove his faith in Allah. Allah asked him to sacrifice the dearest and nearest one in his life. Ibrahim decided to take up the challenge and decided to sacrifice his son Ismail.
The sacrificed animals, called Uddiyah, have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice. This tradition accounts for more than 100 million slaughtering of animals in only 2 days of Eid. In Pakistan alone nearly 10 million animals are slaughtered on Eid days costing over US$ 3 billion
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