Eid al-Adha celebrated by Muslims around the world

2013-10-15 06:53:44 | Al Muslim News
Eid al-Adha celebrated by Muslims around the world

 

Muslims around the world are celebrating the holidays of Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha celebrates by the Muslims in the end of hajj, an annual pilgrimage undertaken by some 1.5 million Muslims this year in Saudi Arabia. The holiday commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to obey God’s command to sacrifice his son Ismail. Across the world,Muslim families were in a festive mood as they took to the markets and malls, preparing to mark the occasion. In Saudi Arabia, throngs of Muslim pilgrims converged Monday on Muzdalifah to prepare for Eid al-Adha feast after a day of prayer on Mount Arafat. The faithful will spend the night in Muzdalifah to collect stones which they will use a symbolic ritual of stoning the devil in nearby Mina on Tuesday, the first day of the feast of sacrifice. Earlier in the day men, women and children from across the Muslim world flooded the roads to Arafat chanting "Labaik Allahum Labaik" (I am responding to your call, God), as they observed the peak of the hajj..

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