Today is the night just before we celebrate Eid Ul Adha. I wish everyone Eid greetings in advance. Its a very special day to muslims and has a religious history in aspect of celebrating this wonderful day.
It was when Allah Almighty asked Ebrahim (RA) to sacrifice his most precious and beloved thing in the love of Him. Ebrahim (RA) had his son Esmael (RA) the only precious and most beloved thing he had. Its when Ebrahim (RA) took his son Esmael (RA) and ought to sacrifice him in the name of Allah. All in sudden when Ebrahim (RA) took the knife to the neck of his son, his son was replaced by a ram with the miracle of Allah Almighty.
It was a test to Ebrahim ( RA) from Allah that he passed with full of his trust in Allah. From that day we muslims celebrate Ebrahim (RA) success with happiness and we sacrifice animals that are vegan.
Animals that are sacrificed:
Camel, buffaloes , calves , goat , sheep , ram.
The purpose of meat:
The meat of the particular animal is divided into three portions, one to be kept at home to be eaten by family. One portion is for relatives equally distributed among them who didn't have sacrificed. Third portion is for needy people and beggars who are the most important section to be dealt with.
We cook, eat, invite, go out and enjoy:
Its a very special occassion on which special meat dishes are prepared and people invite each other for barbecue parties or dinners. People go out to enjoy the day. Cook delicious dishes at home to serve family.
Sacrificing and keeping the whole animal in your refrigerators is quiet a big sin for the purpose of sacrifice is denied by you. Keep in mind those who don't have food to eat.
From religious history to modern day service.