Eid al Adha 2013 in UK likely to be on Oct 15 as well as on Oct 16


Eid al Adha 2013 in UK likely to be one Oct 15 as well as Oct 16LONDON: Keeping up their track of dual religious events, Muslims in United Kingdom are like to celebrate two Eids as usual on Eid Al Adha 2013.

Locals say that Muslim community in Europe and United Kingdom is likely to be divided over issue of celebrating Eid al Adha.

The expected dates of Eid could be Oct 15 and Oct 16 following trends of crescent watching in Saudi Arabia and local crescent watching.

Resources to support Eid-ul-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, the Muslim festival which commemorates the obedience of the prophet Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his son when ordered to by God.

Allah via a dream ordered the Prophet to sacrifice his son Isma’il and he was about to follow the instruction when Allah stopped him and gave him a ram to sacrifice instead.

Eid al Adha 2013 in UK and Europe likely to be on Oct 15 as well as on Oct 16

The Muslim community in the kingdom has two tradtions regarding celebration the festival; first one is to follow moon sighting in Saudi Arabia and second is to follow local moon sighting

People follow the Salafi or Ahle Ahadith approach like to follow Saudi’s moon watching and celebrate Eid with the kingdom.

Contrary, other schools of thoughts are in favour of local moon sighting saying it more close to Islamic injunctions and natural approach.

During Eid-ul-Adha, Muslims remember this obedience and sacrifice, and think about their own obedience to Allah. People who can afford it will sacrifice an animal such as a sheep or a goat and share the meat among family, friends and the poor, who each get a third share. Eid-ul-Adha is also a time when people get together with family and friends, eat traditional food and give presents.


  1. Why do they in Saudi Just come out and tell every one that it is not correct to follow them,
    Eid should be on WED the 16th,
    Other wise like what Aryan said do prayers at the same time as them as well