Eid al-Adha Vocabulary

Eid al-Adha Vocabulary

Eid al-Adha - sometimes known as a feast of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha is a time when Muslims take to pray, reflect, and spend time with family.

Ibrahim/Abraham-  patriarch of Jude-Christian and Islamic religions. It was believed that when Allah ordered him to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to prove his faith. Right when Ishmael was to be sacrificed, he was saved and Abraham proved his trust and faith to Allah.

fasting - when a person refrains from eating or drinking

Hajj- an annual pilgrimage/journey many Muslims make to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is a religious obligation for Muslims to make the journey at least once in their lifetime.

“Salty Eid” vs. “Sweet Eid”- Eid al-Adha is often known as the “Salty Eid,” as many of the foods served on this day are more on the salty or savory side. Eid al-Fitr is often known as “Sweet Eid” because many of the foods served are sweet.