Millions of Muslims across the globe are preparing for Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice. The festive day ends the annual Hajj to Mecca and is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
Eid al-Adha, also known as Hari Raya Haji, falls on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia will mark the three-day long weekend holiday, from 1 September.
To commemorate the sacrifice, Muslims sacrifice goats, sheep, cows and camels in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. The meat is distributed to the poor, neighbors and family.
On the occasion, IBTimes Singapore has picked up the top quotes from the Quran to celebrate Eid al-Adha:
- "He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise." - Quran 59:24
- "You cannot guide those you would like to but God guides those He wills. He has best knowledge of the guided." Holy Quran/28: 56
- "There are no people who went astray after having been guided except for indulging in disputation." al-Tirmidhi
- "Those who believed and led a righteous life are the best creatures." - [98:7]
- "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)" [11:55-56]
Top five messages to share with family and friends to celebrate Eid al-Adha:
- As you offer your prayers on Eid, I hope that the true spirit of this auspicious occasion fills your heart with happiness and good cheer. Eid Mubarak!
- Hope that Allah bestows his choicest blessings on us, and our association grows stronger every year.
- Hope that you are guided by your faith in the almighty and shine in his divine blessings. Wishing you a happy Eid.
- Wishing that Allah brings you treasured moments of happiness and joy on the festive occasion. Have a blessed Eid!
- May you be guided by your faith in Allah and shine in his divine blessings! Wishing you joy and prosperity on Eid.