The Feast of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha is a major holiday observed by Muslims worldwide for three to four days starting on the 10th day of the holy month of Dhul Hijjah. The feast remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to the command of Allah. It is also the pinnacle of the Pilgrimage. During this holiday, most Muslims would take days off from work or school and say special prayers in mosques and other Islamic centers.  

Prayers During Eid al-Adha | Source: History

History of Eid al-Adha  

Eid al-Adha dates from the significant story where Prophet Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to his son Ismail as a sacrifice. Ibrahim, without reluctance, obeyed. Just as he was in the process of performing the sacrifice, God sent His angel who instructed Ibrahim to offer the ram instead. To commemorate this, animals are sacrificed.  

A Ram Was Sacrificed by Ibrahim | Source: AS

These banknotes reflect an animal commonly used as burnt offerings such as a cow, sheep, goat, and camel. 

Somaliland 1,000 Shillings Banknote 

The Somaliland 1,000 Shilling banknote from 2014 depicts a flock of sheep and goats on the reverse along with herdsmen, trucks, and ships on Berbera dock. Its obverse reflects the Bank of Somaliland building.  

Somaliland 1,000 Shillings | 2014 | Source: Banknote World

Libya 5 Dinars Banknote 

On the obverse of the Libyan 5 Dinar Banknote released in 2002 is a dromedary camel nursing her calf. The banknote also features a crowd gathered around the monument to the Battle of Al-Hani on the reverse.  

Libya 5 Dinars | 2002 ND | Source: Banknote World

Zimbabwe 500 Million Dollars Banknote 

Some Zimbabwe dollar banknotes have an underprint that shows a cow and stylized grains on their obverse design. In addition to the Chiremba balancing rock formation design. Just like this Zimbabwe 500 Million Dollar Banknote that was issued in 2008. The reverse of this note depicts workers milking cows and also a miner with a jackhammer.  

Zimbabwe 500 Million Dollars | 2008 | Source: Banknote World

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