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TOPSHOT - Pilgrims arrive at the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand mosque in the holy city of Meccca, at the start of the Hajj season, on July 17, 2021. - Saudi Arabia hosts another downsized hajj from July 17, with only residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus permitted and overseas Muslim pilgrims barred for a second year. The annual ritual is a central pillar of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime.(AFP)

Hajj 2021: Date, history, significance of Muslims pilgrimage and Day of Arafah

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • Hajj 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history and significance of the Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the importance of the Day of Arafah ahead of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid
The no-animal-sacrifice campaign on Bakrid that started in 2017 soon after the BJP government took office in Uttar Pradesh (UP) has now started getting wings.(AP)
The no-animal-sacrifice campaign on Bakrid that started in 2017 soon after the BJP government took office in Uttar Pradesh (UP) has now started getting wings.(AP)

No-animal sacrifice campaign picks up pace

Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:24 AM IST
Bakrid is among the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims to commemorate the ancient event when Prophet Ibrahim, reacting to God’s wish to sacrifice a thing he held dear, offered his 13-year old son Ismail for sacrifice.
​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: Hajj is among the five pillars of Islam, where the cube-shaped Kaaba is placed.(Unsplash)
​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: Hajj is among the five pillars of Islam, where the cube-shaped Kaaba is placed.(Unsplash)

​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: Hajj history, ​significance​ ​and importance

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:09 PM IST
​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: The Hajj in Islam is symbolised as a great equaliser and unifier among Muslims, with pilgrims shedding overt displays of wealth and materialism.
Muslims buy new clothes and go to pray in mosques, where they thank Allah for all His blessings.(Shutterstock)
Muslims buy new clothes and go to pray in mosques, where they thank Allah for all His blessings.(Shutterstock)

Eid-al-Adha 2018: History and significance of Bakrid

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 02:11 PM IST
On the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, a sheep or goat is sacrificed to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son according to God’s command.
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