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570 Why do we celebrate Eid ul Adha?
Eid ul-Adha occurs on the Tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja. But the date of Eid-ul-Adha depends on the visibility of the moon each year.

The history of Eid-ul-Adha can be traced back to the story which states that Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) was instructed by Allah (S.W.T), in a dream, to raise the foundations of Holy Kaaba, the most sacred shrine in Mecca.

Muslims believe that even after undergoing a lot of trials and tribulations on his way to Mecca, Allah (S.W.T) revealed in a dream to Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) to sacrifice his son Hazret Ismaeel (A.S).

Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) and Hazret Ismaeel (A.S) set off to Mina for the sacrifice. As they went, the Shaitaan (devil) attempted to lead Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) astray by disobeying Allah (S.W.T) and not to sacrifice his beloved son.
Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) remained unfiltered in his decision and true to Allah (S.W.T), and drove Shaitaan away.

As Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) prepared to kill his beloved son, Allah (S.W.T) stopped him and placed a heavenly sheep (Ram) in the place where Hazret Ismaeel (A.S) was going to be sacrifice instead.

Popularly known as the Festival of Sacrifice, this Muslim holiday Eid-ul-Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S) unselfish act of sacrificing (Qurbani) his own son to the One Allah (S.W.T). Muslims perform the Qurbani as a Sunnah of Hazret Ibrahim (A.S). The festival reminds everyone of the mercy and benefits bestowed upon mankind by Allah (S.W.T).
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