Ahmadinejad congratulates Muslim leaders on Eid al-Adha

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (MNA) – In separate messages issued on Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulated Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and the leaders of Muslim countries on the arrival of Eid al-Adha, which fell on Friday in Iran.

Eid-ul-Adha (The Festival of Sacrifice) is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar.

The holiday commemorates the day Prophet Abraham agreed to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.

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