What You Need To Know About Eid al-Adha, Sallah 2020

This year’s Eid al-Adha, Sallah 2020 is significant given the Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic and what many will regard as the new normal in the way people are doing things around the world.

The pandemic has brought about the need for people to sacrifice the lifestyle they were used to and coincidentally, Eid al-Adha means the feast of Sacrifice, it is celebrated on the tenth day of the lunar month of Dhul Hijjah. 

Meaning of Eid al-Adha, Sallah

Eid al-Adha is known all over the world as Al-Eid Al-Kabir or the major Feast which will allow those who can afford it to sacrifice an animal in remembrance of Prophet Abraham.

Sallah is distinguished from Al-Eid Al-Saghir which is the Minor Feast also known as Eid al-Fitr and it is celebrated by Muslims two months and ten days before the Major Feast.

On the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah, pilgrims proceed to the plains of the Mount of `Arafah, outside Makkah and they spend their time totally in worship, but the Coronavirus pandemic won’t allow the convergence of pilgrims for the 2020 Hajj.

What You Need To Know About Eid al-Adha, Sallah 2020

Before the pandemic, the pilgrims having offered their prayers at Muzdalifah, proceed to the three pillars to cast seven stones at the symbols of Satan early in the morning of the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah.

Also, Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God’s command, but, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead.

In commemoration of this intervention, an animal, usually, a sheep, is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.

What You Need To Know About Eid Al-Adha, Sallah 2020
What You Need To Know About Eid al-Adha, Sallah 2020

Date For Eid al-Adha 2020

Eid al Adha 2020 or Sallah 2020 is expected to be celebrated on Friday, 31 July 2020 though the actual date is dependent on the sighting of the moon of Dhul Hijjah, 1441, the 12th and last month of Islamic Calendar. 

Islamic scholars advised Muslim faithful to ensure that animal to be sacrificed has to be an adult and should have reached the age stipulated in Shariah.

The animals that are good for the sacrifice include Goat, either male or female, of at least one year of age, Sheep, either male or female, of at least six months of age, cow, ox, buffalo of at least two years of age or male or female Camel of at least five years of age.

Eid al-Adha Messages

As a way to celebrate this year’s Sallah, you might want to remember your loved ones by sending them Eid Mubarak messages to make them feel special.

∗ May the Blessing of ALLAH Fill your life with happiness and open all doors of success now and always. EID MUBARAK

∗ May we find blessing and guidance as we recite Quran Happy EID!

∗ As you feast on your Iftar, I pray for your good health and prosperity

∗ May on this EID The Plate of your life is filled, With juicy Kababs & Tikkas, Topped With Chatni of Happiness and Covered with Salad of Love.

∗ Earth can forget rotating, Bird can forget flying, Candle can forget melting, Heart can forget beating but I’ll never forget to wish You “Happy Eid” 

∗ May Allah almighty bless u with Sehat, Rahat, Nemat, Izzat, Barkat, Dault, Salamti, Hayati, Kamyabi and unlimited khushiyan EID MUBARAK

∗ May God give you the happiness of heaven above. Happy Eid Mubarak To You All.

∗ All the loving wishes for you today to bring much happiness your way. Eid Greetings

∗ My good wishes, my good wishes for you are the just prayers for your long happy life from God on this noble event. Wish you a very Happy Eid

∗ Some words can be left unsaid, Some feeling can be left unexpressed, But a person like u can never be forgotten on this day EID MUBARAK

Source: Yohandry wishes you happy Eid Mubarak, enjoy the season by eating and thanking Allah for his blessings.

Moreso, don’t forget to adhere strictly to the Coronavirus protocols as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC among other stakeholders.

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