Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims across the world to honour Abraham's (Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his only son Ishmael on God's command. The Arabic word "Eid" means festival and the word "Adha" means sacrifice.

Also known as Bakr Eid or Bakrid, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar. This year, it will be observed on Thursday, 24 September.

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It is the second most important festival in the Islamic calendar after Eid al-Fitr and as part of it, Muslim devotees all around the globe symbolically sacrifice cows, lambs, goats, rams or other animals and offer prayers.

The meat is then divided into three parts; while the family members retain one third of the share, another part is given to relatives, friends and neighbours and the remaining is given to the needy.

Check out some messages and wishes to share with friends and family on Bakrid:

Eid days are meant to celebrate
the goals and the achievements
that make you happiest.
The ideals you believe in,
the dream you love the best.
Eid Mubarak

May Allah shower countless blessing upon you and your family. Keep me in your prayers. Happy Eid al-Adha

Here comes the day, once in a blue moon.
With chanda mama shining up bright
And blessing everyone. Her love is so tender and merciful.
Shining down on the earth and wishing us Happy Eid.
Bakrid wishes

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God is kind and likes kindness in all things. [Rihadh us-Saleheen, Volume 1:633] Happy Eid!

May this...
Eid bring fun, Eid bring happiness,
Eid bring God's endless blessings,
Eid bring fresh love...
Bakrid MUBARAK to you and your family

When my arms can't reach people close to my heart.
I always hug them with my prayers.
May Allah's peace be with you.
A very Happy Bakrid Mubarak to you.

The moon has been sighted. The samoosas are ready. Here comes Eid and I wanted to wish you all the best. "Eid Mubarak"

Wish you and your family the blessings of Allah, kindness of Allah and help of Allah on this day of Eid. Eid Mubarak

The best charity is that given to a relative who does not like you. [Fiqh-us-Sunnah:V3N100]

E-Embrace with open heart;

I-Inculcate good deeds;

D-Distribute and share Allah's bounties with the underprivileged. Happy Eid Mubarak! ...

No companion of mine should tell me anything bad about another person. For when I meet you, I would like my heart to be clean (unbiased.) [Riyadh-us-Salaheen:1539]