Eid al-Adha  also known as “Feast of the Sacrifice” is the second and the largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam , the other being Eid al-Fitr.

The feast of sacrifice dates from the historic event when Prophet Abraham was commanded by God,in a form of a dream vision,to sacrifice his son, Ishmail.

However, before Abraham could sacrifice his son in the name of God, and his willingness to do so, God sent Angel Gabriel with a huge ram to sacrifice in his son’s place.

In addition, this day animals are ritually sacrificed.

Part of their meat is consumed by family, while the rest is shared with the poor and the needy .

The story is mentioned in Chapter #37 of the Holy Qur’an. Eid al-Adha enjoys special significance because the Day of Sacrifice marks the climax of Hajj or Pilgrimage ,the fifth pillar of Islam.

Kenyans took to social media, to share their best wishes as captured below,

‘’ Happy Eid Mubarak. May Allah bless your days with happiness, your weeks with prosperity, your months with contentment and your years with love and peace. #EidAlAdha’’

‘’Today is a day of celebration, a time for serving those in need, and an occasion for reflection. May today bring you joy. Eid Mubarak!’’

‘’May your faith and love for Allah be rewarded with peace,love and fruitfulness.Eid Mubarak’’

‘’May Allah accept our duas, forgive our sins, multiply our hasanat, grant us good health. Eid Mubarak. May Allah accept it from Us’’

‘’Eid Mubarak to you all. May Allah accept all our good deeds, forgive us all and grant us increased imaan, good character. May Allah accept all our prayers and continue to grant us his favors and mercy’’

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