Bakrid is a special festival of Islam. It is described in the Holy Book of Islam about when and why it is celebrated. One day Allah asked Hazrat Ibrahim for the sacrifice of the most beloved thing in his dream. So, Hazrat Ibrahim seemed to be his dearest son. They decided to sacrifice their son. Hazrat Ibrahim stabbed his son on his neck for slaughter.
Eid-ul-Zuha festival to be celebrated on this day
It is said in the Quran that Allah saved the son of Hazrat Ibrahim from the knife and offered the sacrifice of a goat. This is where the goat is celebrated. Bakra is known by all the names Eid, Bakriad, Eid-ul-Azha or Eid-ul-Juha. It is being celebrated on 12th August this year. Eid-ul-Zuha is celebrated in memory of the sacrifice of Bakriad Hazrat Ibrahim. On the day of Bakrada, Hazrat Ibrahim agreed to sacrifice his son Hazrat Ismail to show his loyalty to Allaah at the behest of Allaah.
Learn why animals are given as sacrifices Bakrid!
This festival of Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) also recognises the hajj, the fifth principle of Islam. On this day, people of Islam offer sacrifices to animals like goats, sheep, camels, etc. The meat of the sacrifice is divided into three parts on the day of the goat. One for self, the other for relatives and the third for the poor. On the day of Bakrada, all people pray cleanly and dressed in new clothes. Men are ordered to read in mosques and Eidgahs and women at home. The process of sacrifice can be initiated only after reading the prayers.