Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is a festival comes about ten weeks after Eid-ul-Fitr, and marks the completion of Hajj (Holy pilgrimage to Mecca). It is the festival of Sacrifice that commemorate the obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim and his son Hazrat Ismail to the commandment of Allah. Hazrat Ibrahim had a series of dreams in which he saw himself sacrificing his eldest son Ismail. He inferred that it was perhaps the will of God that he should sacrifice the life of his son. Hazrat Ibrahim, being most obedient to God, was about to sacrifice the life of his son Ismail, when God commanded him to stop and gave him the good news that he had indeed fulfilled His command. God was so pleased with Ibrahim because of his obedience that He multiplied his progeny into billions. He was also given the great honor of being the forefather of the Holy Prophet of Islam . On the day of Eid those Muslims who can afford to sacrifice an animal are enjoined to do so after Mandatory Eid Prayer.
Eid for All Campaign:
Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmaidyya USA is holding an Eid for All Campaign for all Regions in the U.S. Atfal are requested to buy school supplies, toys or books etc (anything that can be sent as Eid Gifts) and give those to their respective local Nazim Atfal or Local Qaid. Our Goal is that Atfal bring these gifts on their Regional Ijtema and all gift items are handed over to the Regional Nazim Atfal or Regional Qaid. Atfal will also sign an Eid Mubarik Wish card that will be sent with their gift. These Gifts are then mailed to Atfal in Marshal Island, Mexico, and Guatemala from Atfal in the U.S. More info here.
Letter to School: