What is Eid al-Adha

History of Eid is written in the holy book of Muslims - the Koran.Prophet Ibrahim dreamed of Allah's Messenger Gabriel, who asked him to sacrifice the eldest son.However, when the father and son reconciled and were ready to sacrifice, Allah stopped Ibrahim, declared the sacrifice unnecessary.The Prophet sacrificed lamb.Since then, Muslims worship the God is the slaughter of a sacrificial animal.This day became known as Eid al-Adha, which means the Feast of Sacrifice.

victim could be a cow, bull, camel or sheep.The animal must be six months old and healthy, with no visible flaws.Also, the victim can be brought on behalf of the deceased.The meat of the animal is divided into three parts: one for food, one for the poor, and a third for most of the believer.

how to celebrate Eid al-Adha

Before the Eid al-Adha pious Muslims are fasting for 10 days.But three weeks before the sacrifice cease to organize the celebration, to wear new things and get a haircut.

night before the feast of the believer should take place in the prayers.During Bayram and over the next three days after each prayer, it is desirable to make Takbir - praise Allah.Takbir read in mosques, homes on the street.Women should do it myself, but men can read aloud.

this day Muslims must get up early to make a full bath, hair cut and nails, wear elegant clothes.After the morning prayer taken to the cemetery and read the prayer for the dead.To begin the rite of sacrifice following a visit to the graves.

After sacrifice Muslims begin the ritual meal, which necessarily invite as many poor and hungry people.The Eid al-Adha is strictly forbidden alcohol.Drinking this day is considered a special mockery and blasphemy of the principles of Islam.In the holiday to give gifts to friends and relatives, to go to visit them.

Eid al-Adha in Moscow

Each year the festival center in the Russian capital becomes the Moscow Cathedral Mosque.Also, the faithful can visit the Memorial mosque on Poklonnaya Hill, the historic mosque on a large Tatar street, mosques and Inam Yardyam who are in the spiritual and educational complex gratifying.The city administration has allocated a special area for the sacrifice.In recent years, this area has been organized in the village Satino-Tatar Podolsky District.