Bakri Id or Id-ul Zuha is one of the most
important festivals of the Muslims.
There are various festivals in the Muslim calendar. But Bakriid or
Id-ul-Zuha is one of the most celebrated festivals among Muslims all
over the world. It is a day of sacrifice for the Muslims. According to
legends. It all started with a dream in which Allah directed the
patriarch Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail. It was Ibrahim's
faith in Allah and his son's faith in his father that were on test.
Before performing the sacrifice Ismail tied a cloth around his father's
eyes. But when Ibrahim opened his eyes he found his son safe and sound.
In his place lay a dead dumba or ram. It is in honour of this test of
faith that Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal on the occasion
of Id-ul-azha to show their allegiance, faith and sincerity towards
Allah. In India the Muslims mainly sacrifice the goat, which is why the
occasion is spoken of in Urdu as Bakhr or Bakri-Id. The festival is to
celebrate the strong faith of those devoted to Islam.
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