There is a strong probability that Eid ul Azha would be falling on Wednesday that is the 22nd of August in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as predicted by a trustworthy astronomer.

As per the astronomical calculations, the locals could expect the Arafat Day to fall on the 21st of August, as informed by Ebrahim Al Jarwan—the deputy director of Sharjah Planetarium

According to the reports of Gulf News, the day of Arafat that takes place on the ninth day of the Islamic month Zilhaj and Eid ul Azha on the 10th of Zilhaj. This means that the first day of the Eid ul Azha would be on the 22nd of August.

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Eid ul Azha is celebrated across the Muslim world in remembrance of the Quranic tale of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS)’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah (SWT) before the Almighty replaced his son with a ram to be sacrificed in place.

A similar kind of story which involves Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son is recorded in the holy books of Christianity and Judaism.

Slaughtering in the way of Almighty is a tradition for all those who could afford to sacrifice the domestic animals as a symbol of Prophet Ibrahim (AS)’s willingness to sacrifice his son.

Eid ul Azha means a glorious time of pre-holidays especially for the kids, in which they could play with the cows, sheep and goats.

Only in Pakistan, approximately ten million animals costing around $3 billion are slaughtered during the days of Eid ul Azha, as per the Pakistan Tanners’ Association.

Eid ul Azha indicates the end of the Islamic calendar and of the yearly Hajj which is one of the five pillars of Islam and should be performed by every Muslim once in their lifetime if they could afford it.

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