Muslims world wide marked the Eid al-Adha vacation on Tuesday, gathering at mosques or in huge open websites to rejoice one of many two most vital festivals of the Islamic calendar.
Muslims pray exterior the Moscow Cathedral Mosque throughout celebrations of Eid al-Adha, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, which Muslims in Russia name Kurban-Bairam, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
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Commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the vacation by slaughtering animals comparable to sheep and goats.
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The meat is shared amongst household and buddies and in addition donated to the poor.
Ivory Coast Muslims put together to slaughter a sacrificial sheep in entrance of a mosque on the primary day of the Muslim pageant of Eid-al- Adha in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 21 August 2018.
The day is also called the “Feast of Sacrifice.”
A vendor sits close to goats displayed on the market at a market forward of the Eid al-Adha celebrations close to the Jama Mosque within the Outdated Quarters of Delhi, India, 21 August 2018.
Palestinians visited the compound identified to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis, following morning prayers marking the primary day of the Eid al-Adha celebration.
A Palestinian man throws his youngster within the air following morning prayers marking the primary day of Eid al-Adha celebrations, on the compound identified to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis August 21, 2018.
Some Muslims paid respect to their late kinfolk at cemeteries.
Palestinians go to the grave of their kinfolk on the cemetery on the primary day of Eid al Adha in Gaza Metropolis, 21 August 2018.
In Syria, President Bashar Al-Assad attended prayers at a mosque in Damascus.
Syrian President Bashar Assad, second from left, prays on the primary day of Eid al-Adha at al-Rawda mosque, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi additionally visited a Cairo mosque to mark the event.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, centre, and officers attend the Eid al Adha prayer, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2018.
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The pageant was additionally celebrated throughout Africa and Asia.
A Kyrgyz household prays throughout Eid al-Adha celebrations within the village of Kok-Jare exterior Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 21 August 2018.
A person distributing sweets to kids after Eid al-Adha prayer at King Abdul Aziz Mosque, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 August 2018.
Within the Kenyan capital Nairobi hundreds gathered in a area for mass prayers, the devoted additionally met within the Somali capital Mogadishu, and prayed at Almaty’s Central Mosque in Kazakhstan.
Muslims additionally attended companies in European international locations comparable to Poland and Italy.
The pageant comes because the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia attracts to a detailed.
Muslim pilgrims transfer within the Grand Mosque on the primary day of Eid al Adha in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 21 August 2018.
Over 2 million pilgrims carried out the ultimate rights of the hajj on Tuesday.
Muslim pilgrims carry out the tawaf-e-ifadha circling of the Kaaba, through the annual hajj pilgrimage on the primary day of Eid al-Adha in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
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Pilgrims walked to a posh in Mina on Tuesday to throw pebbles at three columns. Muslims consider the satan tried to speak the Prophet Ibrahim out of submitting to God’s will there.
Muslim pilgrims forged stones on the large stone pillar within the symbolic stoning of the satan through the annual Haj pilgrimage on the primary day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, exterior the holy metropolis of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
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A lady joins within the symbolic stoning of the satan in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, Aug, 21, 2018.
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—With information from Reuters