Jordan marks Eid Al-Adha on July 20

(Photo: Jordan News)
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan will mark the Eid al-Adha holiday on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Jordan's General Iftaa Department announced Saturday, cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Grand Mufti of Jordan Sheik Abdul Karim Khasawneh, the head of the country's highest religious authority, congratulated His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and the people in Jordan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
The holiday is the latter of the two official Islamic holidays celebrated in Islam.

The religious feast falls on the 10th day in the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Dhul-Hijjah. It follows Arafa Ascent ritual in Mecca, the main pillar in the annual hajj, or major pilgrimage to Mecca.

Literally, Eid Al-Adha means the celebration of sacrifice, as the faithful remember the day, according to Islamic tradition, when Prophet Abraham showed readiness to slaughter his son, Ishmael, upon God’s order, which was a test of the prophet’s faith.

Instead, God sent a huge ram as a sacrifice for Ishmael, a ritual that is practiced by the pilgrims, who slaughter livestock and camels and feed the poor, starting from the first day of the Eid, for four days.

The animal sacrifice is optional for Muslims around the world, but it is practiced heavily, and the meat is distributed to the underprivileged.

The sacrificial animal must be a sheep, lamb, goat, cow, bull or a camel, according to Islamic web resources. The sheep, lamb or goat represent one share, whereas a bull, cow or camel is considered seven shares per animal. The animal must be in good health and over a certain age in order to be slaughtered.

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