12 August 2019 - 09:43
Felicitations on Eid al-Adha

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Today is Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, an important festival on the Islamic calendar that marks the climax of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina.

On this auspicious day, Muslims across continents commemorate and honor the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael, as an act of obedience to Allah’s command. Before he sacrificed his son, God intervened by sending a ram to be sacrificed instead.

The occasion is celebrated by saying prayers, sacrificing livestock and serving the meat to the needy.

Iranian Muslims usually send their sacrifices to the underprivileged or charity organizations.

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