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Eid al-Adha 2024 Celebrated Across the Globe: Messages of Peace and Sacrifice Abound

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The global celebrations of Eid al-Adha 2024 have commenced as the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah was sighted, marking the arrival of the auspicious day. Known by various names such as Bakrid Eid, Eid al-Adha, and Qurban, this holy festival is being observed across nations around the world.

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, and Kuwait have officially announced the celebration of Eid al-Adha on Sunday evening. Western countries including Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, also join in the festivities.

In South Asia, including India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well as South Africa, the holy festival of sacrifice will be observed a day later on Monday, June 17, 2024. This delay is due to the sighting of the crescent moon on a different date in these regions.

Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ commemorates the devotion of Prophet Ibrahim and the survival of his son, Ishmael. It is deeply rooted in the biblical account of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, in submission to Allah. The story is a testament to faith, obedience, and divine mercy.

On this sacred occasion, Muslims worldwide come together not only for prayers but also for a grand feast symbolizing the spirit of unity and sharing. The act of sacrificing an animal is a gesture of devotion and humility that underlines the significance of selflessness and compassion.

The 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar marks the date of Eid al-Adha, honoring the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience. This day is a reminder of the importance of faith, sacrifice, and gratitude in the lives of Muslims around the globe.

Rachel Adams

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