Eid al-Adha celebrations take place around the world

Posted In: News Date:Aug 21st, 2018

Muslims around the world are celebrating one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar with prayers, family gatherings and animal sacrifices.

Eid al-Adha, which is also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice or Greater Eid, celebrates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son Ismail to express his devotion to Allah.

God stayed his hand, sparing his son. In the Christian and Jewish version of the story, Abraham is ordered to kill his other son, Isaac.