For the unversed, Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice is the last month of the muslim lunar calendar. It will be celebrated on 31 July 2020 this year. It is the end of Hajj Pilgrimage (Mecca, Saudi Arabia), which is the holiest place for Muslims. It is said that visiting Hajj cleanses one’s soul of sins and also instills a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. An essential part of the celebration is the sacrifice of goats. Owing to coronavirus, there will be several restrictions on the celebration of the day.
Apart from sacrificing goats, it is imperative for all Muslims to begin their day with extra prayers in the morning. In fact most mosques are packed with large groups of people but this year will be different due to government restrictions. The number of people who can attend will have to be limited and large gatherings will be banned to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus.
As for the sacrifice, people can do it with a goat or sheep – depending on what one can afford. News is rife that this year livestock was being sold online. The sacrificed meat is divided into three parts – the family who sacrificed it, extended families and those who are in need.
Here are some wishes, greetings and pictures that you can share with your loved ones.
May the Allah bless you with his choicest of blessings! Happy Bakri Eid!
Hope you enjoy peace and prosperity in the year ahead and may Allah keep you and your loved ones healthy and happy. Eid Mubarak!
May the magic of this day fill your life with happiness, oneness and joy! Eid Mubarak!
Let us pray, love and celebrate Eid with our loved ones and remember Allah for his kindness. Wishing you and your family Eid Mubarak
May Allah give you success and happiness that your heart desires. May he always be with you. Eid al-Adha Mubarak
Eid is not for the one who wears new clothes. Eid is for the one whose obedience rises. Eid is not for the one with beautiful clothes and fine means of transport, Eid is for the one whose sins are forgiven
May the day of Eid al-Adha give you the joy and success that you have been looking for. Eid Mubarak dost
Hope this festival eliminates the uncertainty of life and gives way to happiness and health. Eid Mubarak
May your heartfelt prayers be answered on the holy day today, and may you be blessed with Allah’s choicest blessings. Eid al-Adha Mubarak to you and your loved ones.
Wishing you a very Happy Eid al-Adha . Cherish every moment of this beautiful festival and pray that all your dreams and wishes come true soon.
Wishing you and your family peace, harmony, happiness, good health and prosperity on the aupicious day of Eid. Eid al-Adha Mubarak to you and yours.
May Allah give you all the prosperity and success you deserve. May Allah bless you with wealth and happiness and give you a healthy life. Eid al-Adha Mubarak.
Here’s wishing a blessed Eid that will inspire you with courage as well as strength to help you to win every challenge of life! Eid Mubarak.
May Allah ease your hardships and shower you with loads of peace, love and prosperity on this auspicious day of Eid. Have a blessed time! Eid al-Adha Mubarak.