Eid al Adha 2013 Hari Raya Qurban
Eid al Adha 2013: The Hari Raya Qurban – moslem Festival of Sacrifice 2013
Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha is another of the Eid festivals that are celebrated by Muslims and comes directly from the Quran. It is also known as Hari Raya Haji, Hari Raya Kurban, or Qurban and is one of several other religious festivals in which Muslims from all over the world celebrate. This festival is for the forgiveness from the Muslims of Abraham, or Ibrahim for not fulfilling his promise to sacrifice his only son Ishmael as he was commanded by Allah to do. The Hari Raya Haji 2013 or Eid al-Adha 2013 or Qurban 2013 festival falls every year on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah on the Islamic lunar calendar.
The festival will last for two to three days, depending on which country is celebrating it, it may last even longer. On the day after pilgrims perform Hajj, or the yearly trip to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Eid ul-Adha happens.
When is Eid Al Adha 2013?
Approximately 72 days after Ramadan ends, the pilgrimage takes place but because the festival is based on the lunar calendar and not the Gregorian calendar, the date changes year to year. In 2013, Hari Raya Kurban should fall on Monday October 14th, but it will depend on what position the moon is in as to the exact date. When festival time get closer, the Islamic authority will announce the exact date.
What Can One Expect During Hari Raya Haji 2013 / Qurban 2013?
One can expect to see everyone in the Muslim community dressed in their finest clothing when they perform the Eid prayer. For well-off Muslims, they will sacrifice their best animals such as sheep, goats, camels, or cows, which is done to reenact the sacrifice of Abraham. The animals up for sacrifice must meet an age requirement of at least one year old and in excellent health to be acceptable. Allahs name is recited during the ceremony and the offering statement that was said by the Prophet Muhammad as supplication.
In order for the poor and hungry to also enjoy and join in with the festivities, the Quran says that a good portion of the meat of the sacrificed animals is to be given to them and the remainder is cooked as a celebration meal for the family and shared with friends. Another thing is that Muslims are expected to visit their parents, other kin and friends during the celebration.
Eid al-adha 2013 in Southeast Asia
The Eid al adha is called Bari Eid in both Pakistan and India, which in English means “Big Eid” whereas it is called Baed Eid by the Kashir.
Hari Raya Haji 2013 in Southeast Asia
In the countries of Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei of Southeast Asia, Hari Raya Haji is called, “Aidil Adha” or “ldul Adha” or “Hari Raya Korban” or the Sacrifice Celebration Day. Other terms used for this day include “Lebaran Haji” or “Hari Raya Haji” and translates to Celebration Day of the Hajj. In the countries of Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, Hari Raya Haji 2013 is considered a public holiday.
About two months after Aidilfitri, the Sacrifice Celebration Day or “Aidil Adha” is celebrated sometime around the 10th day of Zul Hijjah or the 12th month on the Muslim calendar; this sacrifice day marks the end of the period. A requirement of the Islam religion is for every Muslim to make the yearly journey to the Holy Land of Mecca in Saudi Arabia so they can perform the Hajj. They are required to at least perform the hajj at least once during their life after which the women are given the title “hajjah” and the men are given the title “haji.”
Eid Al Adha 2013 – Qurban 2013 in Middle East
In the Middle East countries that are Muslim dominated, Eid al-Adha is a very big affair and is usually referred to as Qurban. In Islamic countries like Turkey, Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the festival of sacrifice is major public holiday in 2013.
Happy Eid Al Adha 2013 | Selamat Hari Raya Idul Adha 2013