Tehran (IP) – On Eid al-Adha, Iranians gathered in holy places and performed Eid al-Adha prayers across the country.

Iran PressIran News: Eid al-Adha also called the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr).

The occasion falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah on the lunar calendar every year.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated worldwide by the Muslim community to commemorate the total submission of Prophet Abraham to God’s will for sacrificing his son, Ismail.

It is one of the two great events of Muslims all around the world in which they ritually sacrifice lambs, adhering to the Quranic narrative according to which God provided a lamb for Abraham to sacrifice instead of his son Ismail when he proved that he would obey God’s command to sacrifice his son.

Hence, the festival is marked by collective prayers and meat donations, particularly to needy people.

Eid al-Adha is the final rite among Hajj rituals in which pilgrims sacrifice lambs, camels or cows. During the Hajj season, Muslims from around the world gather in the sacred land of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, which is the birthplace of Islam, to practice Hajj rituals.


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