Eidul Adha is one of the two Eids that Muslims celebrate every year. The event of Eidul Adha lasts three days and takes place on the 10th-12th Zilhajj of every Islamic year. Eidul Adha is the event where Muslims perform sacrifices in the name of Allah. To be more specific, the sacrifices that Muslims perform on the event of Eidul Adha are in the form of cattle, including sheep, cows, goats and camels. The concept of Eidul Adha teaches Muslims to perform sacrifices in the name of Allah and give what they have sacrificed to those who deserve it. In the case of Eidul Adha where Muslims sacrifice cattle, Muslims give the meat that they gain as a result of the sacrifice to those who deserve it and to those who need it.
The concept of the sacrifice which Muslims perform on the event of Eidul Adha was first introduced by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) when he was commanded by Allah to slaughter his son, Prophet Ismail (AS). When Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was about to slaughter Prophet Ismail (AS), Prophet Ismail (AS) was replaced by a sheep by Allah’s command.
The problems Muslims face while celebrating Eidul Adha in non-Muslims countries
When it comes to celebrating Eidul Adha in a non-Muslims country, Muslims face a number of problems. Some of the most common problems include unavailability of cattle, laws which restrict citizens from slaughtering animals for any reasons whatsoever, no proper sacrificial system for Muslims, and hindrances in arranging family get-togethers.
How to celebrate Eidul Adha in a non-Muslims country?
Most Muslims living in non-Muslims countries wonder how they should celebrate Eidul Adha. The following are some of the many ways how Muslims should celebrate Eidul Adha in a non-Muslim country.
By having someone in a Muslims country perform sacrifice on their behalf
Unavailability of cattle for sacrificial purposes and laws which restrict citizens of non-Muslim countries from slaughtering animals are some of the most common problems that Muslims face when trying to celebrate Eidul Adha in a non-Muslim country. Well, people who face such problems should have a relative living in a Muslim country perform sacrifice on their behalf so that they can easily celebrate Eidul Adha while living in a non-Muslims country.
By arranging a family get-together
The best way to celebrate Eidul Adha regardless of whether a person is in a Muslim country or a non-Muslim country is by celebrating it with family. People who live in non-Muslims countries should especially make sure that they arrange a family get-together so that they and their family can celebrate Eidul Adha the way it should be celebrated.
By keeping the celebrations small
Most non-Muslim countries have strict rules and regulations regarding large events. This is the reason why Muslims who live in non-Muslim countries should keep their celebrations and festivities small. If Muslims attract a lot of attention during Eidul Adha, they might cause some trouble and it is always best to stay out of trouble, especially when you’re living in a non-Muslims country.
How do you think a person should celebrate Eidul Adha in a non-Muslims country?