Bakrid or Eid – ul – Azha is one of the most important Muslim festival. Bakrid is also called “Festival of Sacrife”. Bakrid or Eid – ul – Azha honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrife his son upon the command of God. Prophet Ibrahim dreamt of being commanded by God to sacrifice the person dearest to him to check his obedience. Prophet Ibrahim decided to sacrifice his only son Ismail who was just 13 years old at that time. When Ibrahim was about to sacrifice the boy, Allah voiced stating that he sacrifice a lamb instead of his only son. Thus, Bakrid is a celebration of ardent faith of the believers in Allah. On this day, goats are sacrificed as an offering.
Bakrid is celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigor among Muslims. Muslims offer special prayers or ‘Dua’ for the peace and prosperity. Muslims greet one another “Eid Mubarak” and share the warmth. They visit relatives and friends and exchange gifts. Special delicacies and dishes are prepared and served amongst family and friends.
Some of the Eid recipes are: