All the Muslim population around the globe awaits this major festival. The festival of Bakrid or Eid al-Adha is on 20th July in Saudi Arabia and on 21st July in India and Nepal. The celebration of the festival shall begin from the evenings of 20th July to the evenings of 21st July.
COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hamper the celebration of Eid like many other festivals for two years in a row.
History and background
Bakra-eid or Bakrid or Eidal-Adha or Eid Qurban or Qurban Bayarami is also known as the festival of sacrifice. It is so because Prophet Ibrahim attempted to devote his child to showcase his submission to Allah. Although, it did not happen likewise as he had to sacrifice a lamb instead as instructed by Allah, hence is the name Bakrid.
The day also indicates the completion of the Hajj pilgrim. The 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Lunar calendar acceptable in Islam, marks the celebration of Bakrid. The sight of the crescent moon as per Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind will fall on 11th July, and hence the Bakrid will be celebrated on the same day in India.
Significance of the festival
The significance of this festival is that the sacrificed lamb serves the purpose of commitment to Allah and contributing back to the community. It happens by distributing three shares of meat to friends, families and the underprivileged.
The day also witnesses sermon by the imam after the mid-day Namaz during zuhr time.
Like Diwali, people meet and greet families and friends, cook delicacies and wear new outfits with a great deal of enthusiasm. They exchange gifts or Idhi and joyful greetings of “Eid Mubarak” resonate everywhere.
Facts about Eid
- Bakr-id refers to the Indian subcontinent name, and Id-ul-Adha is the Arabic name for the same festival.
- Eid al-Adha has different names as Qurbon Hayiti in Uzbekistan, Idul Azha in Bangladesh, Kurbanir Id in Bengali and Id ul Baqarah in Egypt.
- Qurbani for Bakra Eid will get marked on 21st July 2021 in India.
- The best cuisines from the day include Biryani, Chapli Kebab, Gosht Khichda, Khajoor shake, Kimami sewaiyan and many more.
- 10th July will be the date for Bakrid in 2022.
- Animals like goats, sheep, cows and camels are considerable for Qurbani or the Sacrifice.
- Eid al-Adha is one of the two Eids while the second one is Eid al-Fitr or Ramadaan.
- Bakrid is known as Greater Eid and is one of the most pivotal festivals of the Muslim population.
- The Qurbani is the most spiritual sacrifice conducted with absolute commitment, accountability and carefulness.
- The sacrificial animal should match the proper standards as in good health and no disabilities.
- The Eid al-Adha/Bakrid commences with chorusing prayers and wishing and embracing all despite their diversity with “Eid Mubarak”.
Eid al-Adha/Bakrid in India 2021
Eid al-Adha/Bakrid will fall on 21st July in India, and the day is a gazetted holiday across the nation. The government offices shall remain closed on the festival day. Transportation remains undisturbed.
Naib Shahi Imam Syed Shaban Bukhari of Jama Masjid, Maulana Khalid Rasheed of Markazi Chand Committee Farangi Mahali and Samastha Kerala Jem Iyyathul Ulma from Kerala confirmed the sighting of Crescent moon on 21st July 2021.
Eid al-Adha/Bakrid in Nepal 2021
The festival of Eid al-Adha/Bakrid witnesses great enthusiasm in people across Nepal. According to the date declared by Saudi Arabia, the festival will begin on 20th July 2021 globally but, it will be on the next day in Nepal. Eid al-Adha will be marked on 21st July 2021 or 6th Shrawan 2078 in Nepal as per the Imam of Kathmandu’s Jama Masjid.
Muslims visits the mosque on Bakri-Eid, wearing their best dresses. They offer Dua or Prayer to Allah and attend the Koranic story of Ibrahim’s readiness to devote his boy Ishmael to Allah but sacrificed a lamb in his place. Bakrid is a celebration of the enthusiasm and devotion of devotees towards Allah and the sacred Quran.
As per COVID-19 guidelines, Muslim Commission requests to avoid gathering more than five people for Namaj and celebrate Eid al-Adha at home.
Wishes Messages Whatsapp Wishes SMS
- I wish that this Eid yields a lot of joy and pleasure, with countless blessings from God, Who enlightens you with knowledge. Bakrid 2021 wishes to you and your family
- I wish that your offerings are acknowledged and your prayers are responded to by the almighty on this Eid al Adha. Have a blissful Eid al Adha 2021
- May Allah’s blessings glow upon you and your family on this Eid al Adha and Forever. Aapko Eid Mubarak
- I wish that Allah bestow all of us with the equivalent in all circles of life. May the supreme drizzle his Rehmat upon you. Eid Mubarak! Happy Bakrid 2021
- I wish all your requests be fulfilled by Allah this Bakrid. Constantly keep believing in him and he will grant your desire. Happy Eid al Adha.
- Let’s all of us spread the word of equality and friendship this Eid. I wish that almighty present delight to Life. A very Happy Eid al Adha to you and your family!
- May the eternal blessings of Allah deliver you strength, faith, and delight on Eid-Ul-Adha and ever. Happy Eid Ul Adha 2021
- Wishing you an Eid that delivers love and protection of Allah to you Always! Eid Mubarak
- May Allah floods your world with delight on this moment, your heart with love, your soul with holy, your mind with enlightenment, wishing you a very Happy Eid.
- Sending you glowing hopes on Eid and wishing that it brings your way ever delights and laughter. Remember me in your prayers. Eid Mubarak.
Eid Mubarak wishes in Hindi
- समुद्र को उसका किनारा मुबारक, चांद को सितारा मुबारक, फूलों को उसकी खुशबू मुबारक, दिल को उसका दिलदार मुबारक, आपको और आपके परिवारको ईद का त्योहार मुबारक
- जिंदगी का हर पल खुशियों से कम न हो, आप का हर दिन ईद के दिन से कम न हो, ऐसा ईद का दिन आपको हमेशा नसीब हो, जिसमे कोई दुःख और गम न हो – आपको और आपके परिवार को ईद मुबारक
- Aapko aur aapke parivar ko Bakrid Mubarak!
- Allah aapko Jeevan me sare sukh aur khushiyan de. Bakra eid Mubarak
- Allah aapki sari murad puri kare Eid kay din. Mubarak Eid Al Adha 2021
- Eid kay tyohar par aapko aur aapke parivar ko dher sari shubhkamnayein hamri taraf se! Happy Eid 2021
- Ham yehi dua krenge aaj ki aapki zindagi ki dher sari khusiyan aayein, har din Eid ka tyohar ho! Aapko Eid Mubarak!
- Eid ke mauke par hamare parivar ki taraf se aapko meethai aur phool bhej rhe hain, jo bilkul aapke jaise khoobsurat hain. Eid Mubarak!
- Meethi seviyan, khoobsurat mehndi, Parivar ka Saath, aur dhero khusiyan – yehi mera hai dua. Eid Mubarak 2021
Quotes on Eid
- Allah is with those who restrain themselves. Eid Mubarak 2021
- May you be bestowed with kindness, patience, contentment, and affection. Bakr id Mubarak.
- I hope this Eid brings harmony, prosperity, and delight to everyone’s life. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah open access to delight and accomplishment for you. Eid Mubarak to you and your family!
- Sending you holy prayers on the auspicious moment of Eid.
- He is the one GOD, the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise. Bakrid Mubarak
- Wishing you a safe and blessed Eid Ul Adha with delight and vitality! Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah grant you and your family a peaceful and flourishing life. Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak
- Dearest, Eid Mubarak to you all! May Allah grace you and your family with his divine favours.
- Happy Eid Ul Adha! May your heart lighten up with the devotion of this holy day!
- Eid-Ul-Adha Mubarak! Wishing for this day to induce unity, prosperity, and devotion to your soul!
Happy Eid al-Adha/Bakrid 2021 to all of you. May Allah bless you with happiness.