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Here are some of the best ways that you can wish someone a happy Eid al-Adha.

 Filipino Muslims cover their faces as they gather outside the Blue Mosque to pray
Filipino Muslims cover their faces as they gather outside the Blue Mosque to prayCredit: AP:Associated Press

What is Eid al-Adha and how long does it last?

Lasting four days in total, Eid al-Adha is an annual celebration of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.

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While some Muslims travel to Mecca to mark the occasion, others celebrate in their local mosque.

Like American Thanksgiving or Christmas, Eid al-Adha encourages followers to be thankful for their loved ones, repent any past sins and learn for the future.

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And just like we have countless ways of saying “happy holidays”, sending messages to friends and family during Eid ul Adha is customary in this religious culture.

 A young livestock vendor displays his sheep at a make-shift market set up ahead of Eid al-Adha in Chennai, India
A young livestock vendor displays his sheep at a make-shift market set up ahead of Eid al-Adha in Chennai, IndiaCredit: AFP or licensors

How can you wish someone a happy Eid al-Adha?

  • “May Allah flood your life with happiness on this occasion, your heart with love, your soul with spiritual, your mind with wisdom, wishing you a very Happy Eid.”
  • “May Allah bring you joy, happiness, peace and prosperity on this blessed occasion. Wishing you and your family on this happy occasion of Eid! Eid Mubarak!”
  • “May the divine blessings of Allah bring you hope, faith, and joy on Eid-Ul-Adha and forever. Happy Eid Ul Adha!”
  • “May Allah’s blessings be with you today and always. Eid Ul Adha Mubarak!”
  • “Sending you warm wishes on Eid and wishing that it brings your way ever joys and happiness. Remember me in your prayers.”
  • “In every shared smile and laughter; In every silent prayer answered; In every opportunity that comes your way – may Allah bless you immensely! Eid Mubarak.”
  • “On Eid Ul Adha, wishing that your sacrifices are appreciated and your prayers are answered by the almighty. Have a blessed Eid ul Adha!”

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Which key Koran quotes can I use?

  • “I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path.” (Koran 11:55-56)
  • “Whoever desires to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.” (Koran – 18:110)
  • “You cannot guide those you would like to but God guides those He wills. He has best knowledge of the guided.” (Koran – 28: 56)
  • “The taking of one innocent life is like taking all of mankind… and the saving of one life is like saving all of mankind.” (Koran, 5:33)
 Eid al-Adha is celebrating over the course of four days

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Eid al-Adha is celebrating over the course of four daysCredit: Getty – Contributor

What does Eid Mubarak mean?

Eid Mubarak is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved for the holy festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

“Eid” means “celebration” and “mubarak” means “blessed”.

The saying can be translated as “have a blessed holiday”.

It is then customary to reply “Khair Mubarak” to return the person’s good wishes.

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