Muslims in Pakistan, India joined the in Eidul Azha celebrations on Saturday. Many offered animal sacrifices, commemorating Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.
Muslims believe Prophet Ibrahim’s faith was tested when God commanded him to sacrifice his only son Prophet Ismail. Ibrahim was prepared to submit to the command, but then God stayed his hand, sparing his son.
The meat from the sacrifice is usually distributed among the poor and to family members, after a share is kept for personal consumption.
This Eid symbolizes with the unprecedented act of Prophet Ibrahim(AS) when he was ready to sacrifice his son Ismael(AS) at the plains of Mina to fulfill the command of God All Mighty.
God was so pleased with the act that HE replaced Ismael with a lamb; and then for many centuries this became the part of Hajj, and those who don’t perform pilgrimage to the Muslims holy House Kaabah; they sacrifice livestock and distribute the food to poor, needy class