Eid-ul-Adha to be celebrated on July 21: Naib Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid

Syed Shaban Bukhari, Naib Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi announced that Eid Al Adha or Bakri Eid will be celebrated on July 21.

Maulana Khalid Rasheed of Markazi Chand Committee Farangi Mahali in Lucknow also confirmed the sighting of the Zul Hijjah crescent. Accordingly, the first day of Zul Hijjah will be marked on July 12, 2021 and Bakra Eid will be celebrated on July 21, 2021.

According to Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, the crescent moon for the month of Zul Hijjah has been sighted on Sunday evening. This means that the first day of Zul Hijjah will be on July 12, 2021 while Eid-ul-Adha or the qurbaani for Bakra Eid will be marked by the Muslims in India on July 21, 2021.

The second major Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims around the world is Eid ul-Adha which is known as Bakra Eid, Bakrid, Eid al-Adha, Eid Qurban or Qurban Bayarami. It is marked in the month of Zul Hijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah the twelfth month of the Islamic or lunar calendar, as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s absolute dedication to Allah.

On the tenth day of this month, Muslims around the world offer Eid al-Adha namaz at a mosque after the sun has completely risen and just before it enters the Zuhr time (midday prayer time). The prayer is followed by a sermon or khutbah, by the Imam.

The celebrations that follow later include feasting on delicious food, giving charity to the poor and sharing one’s resources, food and celebrations with family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

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