Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by offering animal sacrifices to commemorate the sacrifice made by Prophet Abrahim. It is to honour Abraham's (Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his only son Ishmael on the command of God.
However, before Abraham could sacrifice his own son, God had asked him to sacrifice a sheep instead. It is for this reason that Eid-ul-Zuha is also known as Bakr Eid.
As part of the sacred Muslim festival, devotees symbolically sacrifice lambs, goats, rams and other animals. While Eid means festival in Arabic, Adha means sacrifice.
The festival of sacrifice falls on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah – the final month of the Islamic calendar -- when Muslims around the world embark on their Hajj pilgrimage.
Eid al-Adha 2018 in India, Pakistan and Indonesia
According to the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha 2018 will begin on the evening of Tuesday, August 21 and end on Wednesday evening, August 22 in India, Indonesia and Pakistan.
Eid al-Adha 2018 in UAE and Kuwait
Eid al-Adha 2018 will begin on the evening of Tuesday, August 21 and end on the evening of Friday, August 24 in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
Eid al-Adha 2018 in Saudi Arabia
Eid al-Adha 2018 began on the evening of Wednesday, August 15 and end on the evening of Sunday, August 26 in Saudi Arabia.
Eid al-Adha 2018 in the UK
Eid al-Adha 2018 will begin on the evening of Tuesday, August 21 and end on the evening of Saturday, August 25 in the United Kingdom.
Check out the best Quran quotes, wishes, messages, greetings and images
Abraham was ready to sacrifice his only son. Sacrificing the most loved things will make you a better person to be loved by Allah. Happy Bakrid wishes.
When you sacrifice the most loved things, you are being noticed by God who will compensate the sacrifice in the form of blessings and love. May the festival of sacrifice be special for you. Happy Bakrid mubarak.
And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah]. Quran 2:45
A day to be with your family
A day to celebrate,
May you be able to do good to everyone
Wishing you all the blessings from Allah
May you be enlightened by the true spirit on this auspicious festival of sacrifice. May you be showered with immense love and blessing from Allah who is the saviour of the mankind. Wishing Bakrid greetings to you and your family.
May this Eid bring a lot of fun and happiness,
With endless blessings from God,
Who enlightens you with knowledge.
Bakrid wishes to you and your family
May Allah flood your life with happiness, love, wisdom on this blessed day of sacrifice. Happy Bakrid.
The day to sacrifice is here
May you be be able to achieve all goals that make you happy.