Zulhijjah: Eidul-Adha, Hajj Yatra, Bakrid Hajj Qurbani, The Time of Qurbani :- Zulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar and actually it means “hajj.” and this name last month of the Islamic calendar indicates that the great annual worship of “hajj” is performed by the Muslim Persons, which gives it special significance in everyone’s life.
On the Eid day
The following acts are sunnah on the day of Eid ul- Adha :
1. To wake up early in the morning.
2. To clean one’s teeth with a miswak or brush
3. To take a bath.
4. To put on one’s best available clothes.
5. To use perfume.
6. Not to eat before the Eid prayer.
7. To recite the Takbir of Tashriq in a loud voice while going to the Eid prayer.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
La Ilaha Illallahu, Wallahu Akbar,
Allahu Akbar wa lillahilhamd.
How to Perform Eid Prayers :-
The Eid prayer has two raka’at performed in the normal way, with the only addition of six Takbirs, three of them in the beginning of the first rak’a ah, and three of them just before ruku’ in the second rak’a ah.
Sacrifice or Qurbani:
The Urdu and Persian word Qurbani (Sacrificial slaughter) is derived from the Arabic word Qurban. Qurbani is a showcase to Allah and a proof of complete faith to Allah’s will or command. This is exactly what a Muslim person intends to prove by offering a Qurbani. thus, the Qurbani offered by a Muslim signifies that he is a slave of Allah from his heart and that he would not hesitate even for a moment, even if it be at the price of his life.
The Time of Qurbani :-
Qurbani can only be performed during the three days of Eid, namely the 10th, 11th and 12th of Zulhijjah. It is only in these days that slaughtering of an animal is recognized as an act of worship. No Qurbani can be performed in any other days of the year.