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Eid al-Adha Celebrated

Eid al-Adha CelebratedEid al-Adha Celebrated

Iranians celebrated Eid al-Adha (better known as Eid-e Qorban 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 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 scarified 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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