Millions of Muslims mark Eid al-Adha

Millions of Muslims mark Eid al-Adha

Millions of Iranian Muslims across Iran and other parts of the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice).

The ritual marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. 

Iranians flocked to mosques and open grounds on Thursday to participate in celebrations marking the auspicious occasion, which is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar, Press TV reported. 

Muslims traditionally celebrate Eid al-Adha with the sacrifice of sheep, cattle, camels and other livestock. The act commemorates Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham (PBUH)’s submission to divine order to sacrifice his son, Ismail (PBUH). Just before sacrificing his son, God provided Prophet Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead after he successfully passed the divine test.

Millions of Muslims around the world also celebrate Eid al-Adha on Wednesday.

The major rituals of the Hajj are performed during a five-day period from the 8th through the 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah on the Muslim lunar calendar.

The Hajj pilgrimage is a religious ritual, which must be performed at least once by every able-bodied Muslim, who can afford it.

It is noteworthy; a significant part of the Imam Khomeini’s messages and statements on the subject pertains to the revival of the Abrahamic and Mohammedan (PBUH) Hajj pilgrimage. 

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