Eid al-Adha: from the Sunset of June 28th to the Sunset of July 1st – Happy Eid to all our Muslim friends!
Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a significant celebration in the Islamic world. It holds great historical importance as it commemorates the story of Prophet Abraham and the ultimate test of his faith and devotion to Allah. According to the tale, Allah commanded Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son, and in his unwavering commitment to Allah, Abraham prepared to carry out the sacrifice. However, before the act could be fulfilled, Allah replaced Abraham’s son with a sheep, signifying the acceptance of his devotion.
During Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world participate in the act of sacrificing an animal, typically a sheep, as a symbolic gesture of seeking forgiveness from Allah for their sins. The animal is purchased with money, and its sacrifice represents humility, gratitude, and the willingness to surrender to Allah’s commands. The meat of the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts: one for the family, one for the less fortunate and those in need, and one for sharing with guests and visitors.
This sacred festival is not only about sacrifice but also about sharing love, compassion, and joy with family, friends, and the community. It is a time for Muslims to come together, visit the elderly, exchange gifts, and express gratitude for the blessings in their lives. The festival creates a spirit of unity, fostering a sense of generosity, and reinforcing the bonds of kinship.
On this joyous occasion of Eid al-Adha, we extend our warmest wishes to all our Muslim friends. May this festival bring an end to conflicts, foster reconciliation, and promote understanding among all people. Let us embrace the spirit of compassion, forgiveness, and harmony as we celebrate Eid al-Adha.
At Visit Istanbul Official, we join in the celebration of Eid al-Adha and send our heartfelt greetings to all those observing this auspicious festival. May it be a time of reflection, spiritual renewal, and blessings for all. Eid Mubarak!