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    Thousands of Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha outside Moscow’s Cathedral Mosque (Video)

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    Thousands of Russian Muslims are gathering in front of Moscow’s Cathedral Mosque on Sunday, August 11 to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

    Eid al-Adha, also known as the "Festival of Sacrifice", is one of the two Muslim holidays which are celebrated worldwide annually. The celebration honours Ibrahim's will to sacrifice his son to God before Jibra'il or Gabriel's intervention. In commemoration of Ibrahim's offering, animals are sacrificed during the holiday.

    The Moscow mosque, formerly known as the Moscow Central Mosque, was levelled in 2012 and was rebuilt to accommodate 10,000 people.


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