Eid al-Adha Celebration

Eid al-Adha, also known as Idul Adha in Indonesia, is celebrated every year by Muslims all over the world. The festival commemorates Ibrahim’s obedience that he sacrificed his son to God. Looking at their sincerity, Allah saved him and his son and sacrificed a lamb instead. Nowadays, Muslims worldwide slaughter lamb, goat, or cow as their sacrifice to honor the event.

Full of happiness, usually Muslims start the Festival of Sacrifice by doing the shalat prayer of two rakats in a mosque followed by a sermon. For those who are not performing the Hajj, it is recommended (sunnah) to fast one day before the Eid al-Adha. Most of us called it as Puasa Arafah

Muslims who earn more usually are suggested to donate or to buy animals. The animals to be sacrificed must be the healthy ones and have to meet certain age and standards. The meat of the slaughtered animal is divided into three parts. One third of the meat belongs to the animal owner usually to be eaten immediately, one third for their neighbors, and one third to be donated to those who are in need. This way, Muslims share the joy of the moment with others.

How about you? How do you celebrate Eid al-Adha?

Have a blessed Eid! :)

 

Vocabulary

Commemorate: memperingati

Obedience: kepatuhan

Sacrifice: (noun) kurban, persembahan; (verb) mengurbankan, mengorbankan

Sincerity: ketulusan hati

Shalat prayer: sholat

Sermon: khotbah

Those who are not performing the Hajj: mereka yang sedang tidak beribadah Haji

To fast: berpuasa

One third: sepertiga

Those who are in need: mereka yang membutuhkan


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