Eid ul Adha! One of our 2 Eid parties.
The term is a buzzword, these days, in the Muslim Community around the globe.
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Eid ul Adha is one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar. It falls on 10th day of Dhu-al-Hijjah according to the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts for three days.
Eid ul Adha is celebrated in the remembrance of the event of the obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) when he bowed to the Command of ALLAH SWT and willing presented his son for sacrifice. It was a test from Allah and at the time of sacrifice, the Prophet’s son with a lamb with the Divine’s intervention.
Since then, ALLAH SWT made it mandatory for all the Muslims who can afford to sacrifice a four-legged halal animal every year on this day and distribute its meat amongst the needy.
This year, however, is different. Amidst the COVID – 19 pandemic and new norms like wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding gatherings, the celebration of Eid ul Adha are going to be somewhat different. People are going to celebrate the Eid maintaining social distance, which may not be aligned with the togetherness and brotherhood spirit of Islam. But, as responsible citizens and Muslims, we must follow the rules to keep ourselves and others safe.
But the situation isn’t that gloomy anyway!
With a little ingenuity, we can not only enjoy this holy festival but also relive the spirit of Eid ul Adha. So, if you’ve not started planned and prepared for the Eid party, Start Now!
For those who are not sure where to begin and what to plan, this article is for you.
Bear with me, read through to the end, and you will be wise on the subject. I’ll lay down awesome tips for preparation and celebration of Eid ul Adha amidst pandemic.
So, let’s begin!
- First things First – Plan for the Animal Sacrifice (Qurbani)
The first and the foremost thing to celebrate Eid ul Adha is to make arrangements for the sacrifice. Buy your animal and coordinate with the slaughterhouse for the slaughter, cleaning and distribution of meat. Every individual or household that can afford should sacrifice a four-legged animal (sheep, a cow, a goat, or a camel) on the eve of Eid al-Adha.
Remember! The animal should be healthy and should be sacrificed as per the Islamic teachings for slaughter.
- Make Preparation for the Eid Prayers Congregation with Social Distancing Measure
Eid prayer is one of the highlights of the Eid day. However, due to the Covid-19, the mosques in the UK are not yet open for prayer congregations. Nonetheless, you may plan to offer Eid prayer at home with your family members, of course with necessary precautionary measures, which include having a separate prayer mat for everyone. Doctors suggest that just like your personal towels, combs, clothes and brushes, you should have your own prayer mat.
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So, buy Comfortable and Beautiful Prayer Mats for yourself and for your family members. This will not only make a beautiful gift but also a source of Sadqa e Jaria (ongoing Charity).
- Plan the Eid party Menu and Activities in Advance
At least two weeks before the Eid ul Adha, sit with all family members and plan what do you want to do on the day of the Eid party. Discuss ideas with the family, including all the children. Decide the menu, delegate responsibilities, and share the workload instead of dumping everything on the mom. Rather, let mom take a day off and share her responsibilities amongst yourself, including the men in this. Eid party day, after all, is about caring for people and sharing good moments giving them an opportunity to rejoice.
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- Clean and Decorate Your House for the Eid party
Get your home, festive ready by cleaning and decorating it and get everyone involved in this. Start with tidying up the house. Clean it as thoroughly as you can. If you have time and the weather is warm and sunny, consider whitewashing the house and airing the mattresses and the bedding.
Then, once the house is practically spotless, decorate it with lights, streamers, Balloons and Banners etc. These decorative items will add warmth to the house and fill it with immense happiness and positivity. Besides, Eid party decoration is an affordable and fun way to spend your time while bonding with your family. Get the children involved in this process. Buy them the Eid Mubarak Banners and let them hang these around the house.
- Buy Sweets for the Family and Friends
Sweets are and will remain the most essential part of all Muslim festivities. So must Buy Best Quality Halal Sweets for your family and friends. In the times of social distancing, what could be better than reminding your loved ones, friends and family of yourself with Halal Sweets? And if you are a person who values presentation, there are some Elegant Sweet Serving Trays available online.
- Buy Treats for Kids
Eid party celebration would never be complete without children. Adults usually give money or gifts to children and younger ones on Eid party. You can buy delicious Sweet Fancy Boxes for your kids that will make a wonderful Eid party for kids. Halal Jelly and Fizzy are also must-try items as your kids are going to love them.
- Buy Eid party Gifts for Family and Friends
Eid is the apt time to exchange gifts with the family and friends. So, prepare the surprise gifts for your loved one in advance. Wrapping these gifts up in Fancy Eid Boxes will make a simple gift more notable and occasion worthy.
So, if COVID 19 prevents you from a get together with your loved ones, send them gifts online or through parcel with a colourful Eid Mubarak Note Banner.
- Prepare a List of Needy and Underprivileged Around You to Help Them
Eid ul Adha is a festival to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice with sacrifice. So, don’t forget the needy and unprivileged on this occasion. Prepare a list of needy and underprivileged people around and nearby you. Include the homeless, refugees, jobless and sick in it. They are the most deserving of your kindness, especially in the ongoing financial crisis. On the day of Eid serve them food and give them gifts as a gesture of goodwill. Ensure that no one in your vicinity sleeps hungry on Eid.
The Final Word
The ideas mentioned above for the preparations of Eid ul Adha cater for the new normal prevailing due to the pandemic. Follow them, and they will allow you to make this Eid memorable for yourself and for the people around you.