Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha 2015 | Events in Dubai, UAE
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.
At Eid al-Adha, many Muslims make a special effort to pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends and may symbolically sacrifice an animal in an act known as qurbani. This represents the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the place of his son.
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is a four-day Islamic festival starting on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha 2015 | Events in Dubai, UAE Details
What is the date and duration of Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha 2015?
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (1 day)
What are the attractions of the Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha 2015?
At Eid al-Adha, many Muslims make a special effort to pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends and may symbolically sacrifice an animal in an act known as qurbani. In the period around Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca and the surrounding area in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.
The Eid Al Adha holidays could now possibly be a four-day break instead of five days as was thought earlier.
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment has announced the Eid Al Fitr prayer timings and released a list of mosques and musallas across all emirates in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi: 6.04am
Al Ain: 6.04am
Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman: 6am
Umm Al Quwain: 5.59am
Ras Al Khaimah: 5.56am
What is the importance of Hajj pilgrimage?
In the period around Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca and the surrounding area in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimages. Muslims may plan and save for many years to enable them to take part in Hajj pilgrimages, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Information Courtesy: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/muslim/eid-al-adha
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