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Eid-ul-Azha in Saudi Arabia August 21

  • Published at 12:01 pm August 12th, 2018
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Muslims will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on the 10th of Zilhaj

Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslim believers, will be celebrated across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on August 21—as the moon for the month of Zilhaj was sighted there on Saturday evening.

Therefore, the Day of Arafat will fall on August 20, reports UNB, citing the Saudi state news agency.

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on the 10th of Zilhaj to commemorate the true spirit of sacrifice made by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). 

On this day some 4,000 years ago, Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) offered to sacrifice his beloved son, Hazrat Ismail (AS), who submitted himself to the will of his father to please Allah.

But the Almighty, in his benign mercy, spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.