When is Eid Al Adha 2024?
(Qurbani Eid)

1. What is Eid Al Adha?

Eid Al Adha, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Qurbani Eid,” is one of the most significant Islamic holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. However, Allah provided a ram to sacrifice instead. This festival symbolizes devotion, sacrifice, and charity.
Crescent Moon

2. How Many Days Are in Eid Al Adha?​

Eid Al Adha is celebrated over three days. These days are filled with prayers, feasts, and the act of Qurbani (sacrifice). Families come together to offer their sacrifices and share the meat with those in need, fostering a sense of community and generosity.

3. When is Eid Al Adha 2024?​

Eid Al Adha 2024 is expected to begin on the evening of Sunday, June 16th, 2024, and conclude on Tuesday, June 18th, 2024.

The dates of Islamic holidays are determined according to the Lunar Calendar, specifically the sighting of the moon. As a result, the exact date may vary slightly depending on the moon sighting in different parts of the world. The Islamic calendar is based on the phases of the moon, which is why the dates of Islamic events shift slightly each year in the Gregorian calendar.

4. Understanding the Days of Hajj​

  • 8th Dhul Hijjah: Hajj begins. Pilgrims enter the state of Ihram and begin their journey to Mina.
  • 9th Dhul Hijjah: This is the Day of Arafah, the climax of the Hajj when pilgrims stand in prayer at the Plain of Arafah. It is also recommended that Muslims who are not performing the Hajj fast on this day.
  • 10th Dhul Hijjah: This is the first day of Eid Al Adha. Pilgrims perform the ritual of animal sacrifice, known as Qurbani, and then proceed to other rites of Hajj.
  • 11th Dhul Hijjah: Pilgrims continue stoning the pillars at Jamarat and spend the night in Mina.
  • 12th Dhul Hijjah: Pilgrims perform the final stoning rituals and may either leave Mina or stay for an additional day.

The Holy Ka'bah

5. The Significance of Qurbani​

Qurbani, or Udhiyah, is the act of sacrificing an animal during Eid Al Adha to honor the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim. The meat from the sacrificed animal is distributed to the poor to ensure they can also enjoy the blessings of Eid.

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By understanding the significance of Eid Al Adha and participating in the traditions of Qurbani, you not only honor a profound Islamic practice but also contribute to the well-being of the global Muslim community.

We pray you and your loved ones have a blessed Eid Al Adha this year, full of happiness, blessings and reward.

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