This month, Muslims all around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Adha.
Imams Online is shedding some light on a popular Google search item in the run up to Hajj – ‘when is Eid?’
Eid al-Adha, ‘the Eid of sacrifice,’ is the second Eid of the year, and is often referred to as ‘Big Eid’ or ‘Bakra Eid’.
It is celebrated by people often purchasing meat that has been sacrificed is commemoration of the Prophet Ibraham’s trials where he was asked to sacrifice his son, which is then split out amongst the poor, neighbours, family and friends.
It falls at the end of month of pilgrimage, Dhu al-Hijjah and moves back around 11 days every year.
When is ‘Big Eid’
Bakra Eid is celebrated on the 10th to 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijah.
It has been predicted to fall on August 21, but the confirmed date is depends on the sighting of the moon of Dhul Hijah.
The Sharjah Centre for Astronomy & Space Sciences, in the United Arab Emirates, says Eid ul Adha will start on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
According to the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia, Eid al- Adha will begin a day earlier on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
We will keep you updated on a date closer to the time!