Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, refers to pilgrimage to Mecca along with the performance of a set of religious rites. The Hajj has become a powerful symbol of unity within the worldwide Muslim ummah.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the final day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), to sacrifice his son, Ismail as ordered by Allah. However, Allah stops him, sending the Angel Jibreel, (Gabriel), with a ram to sacrifice instead.
Muslims perform a communal prayer in the morning, donate to charities and visit with family and friends, also exchanging gifts.
Islamic Center of Southlake follows ISNA, which relies on Firq Council of North America for the Islamic Calendar. (https://fiqhcouncil.org/calendar)
Eid-ul-Fitr will be on July 9, Saturday, (Tentatively) InShaAllah.