Eid al-Adha is one of the two blessed Eids that we celebrate as Muslims.
What is Eid al-Adha?
In remembrance of his sacrifice and to help the poor and needy, we give our own sacrifice: Qurbani.
When is Eid al-Adha?
Eid lasts for a period of three days – starting on the 10th day of the holy month of Dhul Hijjah. This year, it is expected to fall on Tuesday 20th July 2021 (dependent on moon sightings).
As Islam follows a lunar calendar, this date will vary each year.
Sacrifice on Eid al-Adha
Following the Eid prayer on the first day of Eid al-Adha, we offer a sacrifice – Qurbani – to remember the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to Allah (SWT).
A portion of this meat (from a sheep, goat, cow or camel) then goes to help our brothers and sisters in need.
Observances on Eid
As with any festival and important occasion, we follow the example of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
There are various Sunnah acts of worship you can do on the day of Eid. Discover the Sunnah acts of worship here.
Eid prayer is an important part of the day.
Find out everything you need to know about prayer on Eid here.