Eed-ul-Ad-haa is the tenth day of the month of Thul-Hijjah

Question 5: Do we celebrate `Eed Al-Ad-haa (the Festival of the Sacrifice) on the tenth day of Thul-Hijjah?

Answer: `Eed Al-Ad-haa (the Festival of the Sacrifice) is actually celebrated on the tenth day of Thul-Hijjah. All Muslims have unanimously agreed upon this. During this `Eed, it is prescribed to offer Salaat-ul-`Eed (the Festival Prayer) as two Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) after the sun rises in the sky to the height of a spear, then draw near to Allaah by slaughtering Ud-hiyahs (sacrificial animals offered by non-pilgrims) after the prayer and distributing some of their meat in charity to the needy. You should increase Thikr (Remembrance of Allaah) and Takbeer (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”) and give thanks to Allaah for His Blessings, especially the blessings of Islaam and being guided by the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullaah (peace be upon him)… read more here.

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