The Final Confirmed Date of Eid Al Adha In Pakistan is 2nd Of September, 2018, Saturday.
What is Eid Ul-Adha? Why it is celebrated and when Eid Ul-Adha 2018 will be celebrated in Pakistan, All the details are discussed in this article
Eid Al-Adha 2018:
What is Eid Ul-Adha:
It is a holiday celebrated by annual pilgrimage to Makkah and all the Muslims through out the world at the end of Hajj. It is a festival of sacrifice to commemorate sacrifices of Prophet Abraham. Prophet Abraham faced extremely difficult trials and triumphs in his life and yet Prophet Abraham was very obedient towards Allah, Quran speaks about Prophet Abraham as follow:
“Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous.” (Qur’an 16:120-121)
History Behind Eid-Ul-Adha:
Prophet Abraham faced many hardships and trials, from those trial one was to sacrifice his own son for will of Allah. His obedience can be seen from here that after hearing the command of Allah, Prophet Abraham prepared to submit to Allah’s will.
At the moment Prophet Abraham was going to perform the sacrifice, Allah revealed that his Sacrifice has already been completed. The main sacrifice was to surrender against Allah’s will and his command should surpass beyond his own life and life of those who are dear to him. Prophet Abraham sacrificed a ram instead of his son.
Why Do Muslim Sacrifice Animals in Eid-Al-Adha:
Muslims commemorate and remember trials of Prophet Abraham at this day by slaughtering an animal like camel, sheep or goat. Allah’s has given us power to eat meat of Halal animals but the slaughtering should be done by pronouncing Allah’s name. Muslim slaughter animals in the same way in Eid-Al-Adha and every other day of the year, this reminds us that life is a sacred thing and we sacrifice animals only because of Allah’s will.
Eid-Al-Adha is a blessing for poor people because 1/3 of the meat is given away to poor, 1/3 to friends and relatives and 1/3 belongs to the family performing sacrifice. This act of generosity reminds us that we should help others with things that can be used by us just because of Allah’s will. Because all the blessing we have comes from Allah and we should open heartily share it with others.
“It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him”
It is a common misunderstanding that this sacrifice removes our sin. The sacrifice is done for Allah’s will only and indeed we will be rewarded for that in hereafter but considering it something to wash sins away is not valid in Islam.
When is Eid Al-Adha 2018 in Pakistan:
Eid Al-Adha 2018 will be celebrated on 1st of September in Pakistan, Eid Al-Adha generally falls on 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah. It is the last month in Islamic calendar, the exact day varies with Lunar sightings so the day of Eid may vary.