Tuesday, 14 January, 2020

Iranian Muslims Mark Eid Al-Adha

Millions of Muslims across Iran celebrated Eid al-Adha or the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ as one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar.

Iranians commemorated Eid Al-Adha on Saturday by taking part in Eid prayers at mosques and open grounds, organizing various cultural programs and visiting friends and relatives.

During the religious festival, Iranians Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute meat among friends, family and the poor.

Meanwhile, the Iranian people went to mosques on Sunday to attend in celebrations imprinting Eid al-Adha.

Worshippers in Tehran performed congregational feast prayers, led by Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahedi Kermani, at Tehran University.

Eid al-Adha commemorates what Muslims believe was Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

In remembrance, Muslim faithful slaughter sheep, cattle, camels and other livestock in an act of sacrifice to show gratitude for their blessings, divide the meat into three equal portions and give some of it to the poor.

The vital rituals of a Hajj are achieved during a five-day duration from a 8th by a 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah in a Muslim lunar calendar.

The Hajj event is an eremite ritual, that contingency be achieved during slightest once by each robust Muslim who can means it.

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