18:27 GMT08 August 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 41
    Subscribe

    Eid al-Adha, or the "Festival of the Sacrifice," is the second of two globally celebrated annual Islamic holidays, the other being Eid Al-Fitr.

    About two million Muslims from all over the world are gathering in Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

    The Islamic scripture claims that every healthy Muslim with the financial means should make a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

    The festival honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

    Related:

    Syria Tightens Security at Checkpoints Around Aleppo During Eid al-Fitr
    US Stadium Rejects Rumors of Animal Sacrifice Amid Eid al-Adha
    Muslims Gather Outside Moscow's Cathedral Mosque to Celebrate Eid al-Adha
    Suicide Blast Injures at Least 10 During Eid al-Adha Prayers in Pakistan
    Tags:
    celebration, festival, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    Community standardsDiscussion