When is Eid ul-Adha?
Find out when Eid ul-Adha is likely to be in 2021
When is Eid ul-Adha 2021? That’s the big question for Muslims all over the world, as we look forward to the Festival of Sacrifice. Eid-ul-Adha is a special celebration that comes around just once a year to honour the devotion the Prophet Ibrahim (as) showed to Allah (SWT) on top of Mount Arafat, by willingly offering to sacrifice his only son Ishamil (as) to Him.
As a reward for Ibrahim’s (as) unwavering devotion and piety, Allah (SWT) saved Ishmail’s (as) life and sent a ram to take the boy’s place. Now we celebrate Ibrahim’s ultimate act of faith and Allah’s (SWT) benevolent mercy by making our own sacrifices to Him on Eid ul-Adha with our Qurbani.
Since the timings of the Islamic calendar run in line with the lunar cycle, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint exactly when important events, such as Eid-ul-Adha, will be but we can figure out tentative dates for these important events in our lives and keep an eye on the moon as they draw closer.
So again, when is Eid ul-Adha likely to be this year?
Eid ul-Adha in 2021
Eid ul-Adha comes to us in the final month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah. Dhul Hijjah itself is a very sacred month when the largest annual gathering of people in the world takes place for the annual pilgrimage to Makkah and the Kaaba – itself built by Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as).
Unfortunately, this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, this blessed obligatory pilgrimage has been cancelled, but you can still celebrate Dhul Hijjah at home and donate your Qurbani to those in need around the world before the end of Eid ul-Adha.
The beginning of Eid ul-Adha starts on the tenth day of Dhul Hijjah, when every strand of hair on the Qurbani delivers a reward from Allah (SWT). In 2021, Eid ul-Adha is expected to begin on the evening of Monday, July 19th and end on the evening of Friday, July 23rd.
Over the blessed days of Eid, Muslims are required to offer their Qurbani sacrifices to Allah (SWT) and distribute the meat to the poor and disadvantaged in our ummah. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (SWT).”
This year, you can receive these abundant rewards from Allah (SWT) by offering your Qurbani through Penny Appeal. Your Qurbani can be donated online before Eid ul-Adha and we will carry out your sacrifices, adhering strictly the Islamic rules, throughout Asia, Africa or here at home in the UK.
Now, more than ever, is the time to remember our brothers and sisters who are in desperate need this Eid and open our hearts to them. Donate your Qurbani online, fulfil this beautiful obligation and feed the poor this Eid ul-Adha.
WEDNESDAY 22 JUL 2020