Sports personalities across India on Saturday wished their friends, family and followers on the occasion of Eid ul Adha 2017. A number of noted sports personalities including Mohammad Kaif, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Ajit Agarkar took to Twitter and wished Eid Mubarak to their followers. “Wishing you a very Happy #EidAlAdha May this day bring Peace, Happiness & Prosperity to everyone,(sic)” former cricketer Mohammad Kaif wrote. “Wish u all a very happy Eid #eid #love #EidMubarak(sic)” Irfan Pathan wrote. “Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating #EidAlAdha. Peace and love to you and your loved ones,” cricketer VVS Laxman Tweeted. Boxer Vijender Singh and shot put player Deepa Malik also wished their fans. “May the festival bring sweetness n smiles. Eid Mubarak,” Malik wrote. “#EidMubarak to all celebrating. May there be peace ,love and harmony,(sic)” Virender Sehwag tweeted.
Eid al-Adha or Bakrid is being celebrated across the world today. Considered one of the holiest days in Islam, Bakrid marks the end of Hajj. For those who are unaware, Hajj is the annual pilgrimage undertaken by devout Muslims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The term ‘Eid al-Adha’ translates to ‘festival of the sacrifice’.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 1, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 2, 2017
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 2, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 1, 2017
The festival is celebrated by followers of Islam referring to the story of Abraham, or Ibrahim, a devotee who was ready to sacrifice the life of his son at the command of Allah. As per the story, Allah, after testing Abraham’s devotion, switched the object of sacrifice to a sheep instead of his son, Indianexpress.com reports.