Staff and students celebrate Eid al-Adha in EDA
Staff and students in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts celebrated Eid al-Adha on Thursday 24th September 2015. Dr Farzin Deravi and Dr Sanaul Hoque kindly sponsored the morning refreshments in honour of this occasion.
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ʿīd al-aḍḥā "festival of the sacrifice"), also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram (Turkish: Kurban Bayramı;Serbo-Croat-Bosnian: kurban-bajram), Eid-e-Qurban (Persian: عید قربان), and Bakr Eid or Bakrid (Hindustani, Urdu: بقر عید ), is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born sonIsmail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God's command and his son's acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham with a Lamb to sacrifice instead.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated through family and friend gatherings, meals (especially lunches and late breakfasts), wearing new clothes, and giving gifts.