Brook International would like to wish Eid Mubarak to all our neighbours
No matter where you are in the world and how you celebrate this special day, we wish you and your family a joyful Eid ul Adha.
For those unfamiliar with the day, we have to provide information on Eid and the festivities surrounding the day.
What is Eid al-Adha?
It is said that Ibrahim experienced a dream, in which God told him to sacrifice his beloved son, at first, he believed it to be the devil and disregarded it. However, after experiencing the same dream, he believed this was a message from God.
As he was prepared to follow the instructions sent from God by using his own son as a sacrifice. After explaining the dream to his obedient son that this was a direct message from God, his son requested his hands and feet be tied so he may not struggle and his father to wear a blindfold, so he did not have to witness his son suffer.
Now blindfolded and following what had been asked of him, Ibrahim took his blindfold off to see the body of a dead ram and his son standing unharmed beside him. At first, he believed something had gone terribly wrong but just then he heard a voice from God telling him to look after his followers and he need not to worry.
A divine miracle has taken place and both Father and Son had just passed the difficulty test from God.
How to wish someone a Happy Eid?
If you know someone who will be celebrating Eid al-Adha this week, there is a traditional way in which you can do this.
You can greet them with “Eid Mubarak”, which is an Arabic phrase used throughout the week of celebration.
Eid Mubarak is pronounced as it’s written, with “Eid” pronounced as you would “feed”, with emphases on the “Barack” part at the end.
The word “Eid” means feast, festival or celebration and the word “Mubarak” means blessed.
When these come together as “Eid Mubarak” it means “blessed celebration” or “blessed feast”, it can also simply mean “happy Eid”.
The traditional response to someone who says Eid Mubarak is Khair Mubarak.
This means you wish good things to the person who greeted you.
The Eid al-Adha celebrations have begun, and last until Friday. The celebrations remember the sacrifice that Ibrahim nearly gave to God
The celebration of Eid al Adha is also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ is one of the most important celebrations in the Muslim calendar.
This is the second Eid of the Islamic year. Two months ago Eid al-Fitr, the ‘Festival of the Breaking of the Fast’, was celebrated at the end of Ramadan.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha throughout the week with blessings, prayers and feasts with family and friends.
The traditional feast includes sharing a sheep or goat with others, including sharing food with the poor so everyone is included in celebrations.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated all over the world with many people visiting the Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj in Saudi Arabia or celebrating closer to home with loved ones.