What is Eid ul-Adha?
Eid ul-Adha (also spelled Eid al-Adha) is the second and most holy Eid of the Islamic year.
Also known as “the feast of the sacrifice”, it celebrates the Prophet Ibrahim, who was commanded by God to sacrifice his only son.
Satan tried to tempt Ibrahim as he prepared to commit the deed, but the prophet drove the devil away by throwing stones at him.
As he prepared to slit his son’s throat, God replaced the boy with a ram. Ibrahim had passed the test of his faith.
In honour of Ibrahim, Muslims sacrifice cows, goats, lambs and other animals on Eid ul-Adha – or Greater Eid – in the name of God.