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Festivals of every religion are famous throughout the world, like Christmas, Eid is also celebrated as a treasure of joy and Happiness. Even the meaning of Eid is ‘Joy’ and ‘Happiness’. Eid is festival of Muslims that they celebrate through sharing of happiness. Muslims celebrates two Eids in a year one is Eid-ul-Fitr that arrives after the month of Ramadan whereas Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in the month of Hajj.
Eid-ul-Adha is the festival of the sacrifice in the name of Allah. Both the Eids are almost celebrated with great zest and zeal. Eid-Ul-Adha is also celebrated as being known Sunnat-e-Ibrahim. Therefore Eid-Ul-Adha is known as Greater Eid too. The greatest Eid is celebrated with true spirit. As it is mentioned as,
Turn Towards Ibadah,
If we analyze about both Eids then I have seen that Eid-ul-fitr is celebrated with more energy because they seems it a s a reward that they occupied through their prayers whereas Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated but not with more energy this is all due to the lack of knowledge. Even there are some sayings as hadiths of Prophet Muhammad PBUH that encourages Muslims to increase their prayers in the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, if they will be done you will feel more motivational to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha like Eid-ul-Fitr.
In one hadith, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“There are no deeds as excellent as those done in these ten days.” They (the Companions) said, “Not even Jihad?” He said, “No not even Jihad except a man who goes forth endangering his life and wealth and does not return with anything.” (Bukhari)
At one place, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“There are no other days that are as great as these in the sight of Allah, the Most Sublime. Nor are there any deeds more beloved to Allah then those that are done in these ten days. So increase in Tahlil (to say La Ilaha Illalah), takbir (to say Allahu Akbar) and Tahmid (to say Alhamdulillah).” (Tabrani)
From this hadith, Muslims are instructed to praise Allah through different tasbeehat in the first ten days of Dhul-Hajj. If Muslim will worship Allah excessively in such days then they will be surely love to celebrate the greatest Eid with the same charm like “Choti Eid” happiness.
As a Muslim we should know about the scarification of an animal in the way of Allah on the greatest Eid by keeping in mind about the Sunnat-e Ibrahim (AS).
We should all know that upon one call the prophet Ibrahim (AS) agreed to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS). It was just the exam that he passed as Allah-The Merciful just tested his prophet as if he would get agreed on the command or not. But since our Prophet Ibrahim (AS) passed his exam and with the miracle of Allah the place where Ismail (AS) made to sacrifice a slit on his throat with a knife was replaced with a Sheep through a miracle of Allah Almighty, since then, we Muslims are asked to sacrifice an animal in the name of Allah by following Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) footsteps.
While sacrificing the animal with the same spirit of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) we could celebrate the greatest Eid with Great Spirit. Every person on this earth love his child so just think that through which condition he might gone through on but still agreed to sacrifice his beloved son on the order of Allah. We can develop this love for an animal if we buy them some days before Eid, then an affiliation will occur with it and on the time of sacrificing we can have a slight idea of what went through the heart and mind of prophet Ibrahim (AS). So when this true purpose will develop his or her right celebration of sacrifice will be done for Allah.