Bakra Eid 2016: Muslims meet each other after offering Namaz on this auspicious occasion.
The celebrations for Bakra Eid 2016 have begun in some parts of India even as the government has officially announced that the festival will be observed on Tuesday, 13th September. Muslims from Kerala are celebrating this auspicious festival today. Bakri Eid is celebrated with great fun and enthusiasm amongst Muslims. The main reason to celebrate Bakri Eid is because Ibrahim (one of the prophets) willingly offered his son as a gratitude of sacrifice at God’s command. That’s the reason, why on this occasion animals are sacrificed as an offering to the almighty. People visit mosques and offer special prayers for peace and happiness to all.
Bakra Eid 2016 celebrations begun in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. People offering Namaz on Monday morning.
Sacrifice during Bakra Eid 2016, scholars maintain, doesn't mean just slaughtering animals, but submission to Allah. People selling bakra in front of Jama Masjid in Delhi.
Eid al-Adha is called Id-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakr-Id in the Indian subcontinent, because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat or "bakri" in Urdu. The word "id" derived from the Arabic "iwd" means "festival" and "zuha" comes from "uzhaiyya" which translates to "sacrifice".