Hari Raya Haji (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Eid ul-Adha) or Hari Raya Haji is a festival celebrated by Muslims around the world. It is the largest festival in Islam apart Aidilfitri is celebrated on every 1 Shawwal.
Aidiladha is celebrated on the day-to-ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen months of Muharram every year. Starting with the Takbir Aidiladha on the night of 10th Muharram, followed by Aidiladha prayers and sermons in the morning Aidiladha 10 Muharram, the response followed by a sacrifice of worship can be done either at 10 or 11 or 12 or day 13 Muharram.
Aidiladha is a special celebration because it is a day for Muslims to commemorate the story of Abraham’s sacrifice in fulfilling the commandment of God and to his son Prophet Ismail tolerance in fulfilling the command of Allah swt.
In addition, one special day Tashriq Adha and sacrifice rituals of worship. Sacrifice of worship can only be done in four days after the start time of the preacher preaches Aidiladha up before the sun sank on the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.
In terms of languages, offering the means close at hand, while in terms of religion it means to follow orders or obey God’s commandments because he wants to draw closer to Him.
Sacrifice Day falls on the tenth day of Muharram month, last month in the Islamic Hijrah calendar. 10 Muharram is an important date in the history of Islam in which Adam and Eve his wife out of heaven and down to earth before the meeting at Arafah, outside the city of Mecca.
At the festival, the Muslims encouraged to dress the most beautiful, cleanest, and also imposes perfumes. On the morning of the feast of sacrifice, the Muslims will perform Hari Raya prayers of two cycles with 7 interpretation of the first cycles followed by 5 interpretation of the second rak’ah.
Usually Aidiladha prayers accelerated slightly Aidilfitri prayers. Somehow speeding up the little time Aidiladha prayers is to give more time to slaughter the sacrifice. Somehow missed some prayers Aidilfitri, is to allow an opportunity for those who have not paid zakat discharging their duties and encouraged to eat first before going to the mosque.
While for Aidiladha, wisdom encouraged to eat food after the first day was consumed in the meat of blessing. After prayers, the sacrifice will be initiated. Cattle, goats, and sheep are sacrificed will be slaughtered en masse in the mosque before the meat distributed to the public, especially on the poor and needy.
Hari Raya Haji is celebrated when Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Kaaba and perform mengunjung sacrifice. The Quran does not say, but the Muslims hold that the festival commemorates the sacrifices of Abraham willingness to surrender his son as a sacrifice to God.
After the prayer, Muslims will once again flocked to visit the graves of loved ones. All people will be wearing new clothes and then the young will ask forgiveness from the parents. After that everyone will eat a variety of food available before the pilgrimage and visited each other.