Eid al-Adha: Celebrating the Festival of Sacrifice

Written by admin   // November 25, 2010   // 0 Comments

At the end of the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice).

This year Muslims locally, nationally and worldwide recently celebrated the holiday, which began November 17 and lasted for three days.

On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local mosques. Prayers are followed by visits with family and friends, and the exchange of greeting and gifts.

The local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, located at 5600 W. Fond du Lac Ave., celebrated the Festival of Sacrifice with prayer. Al-Hassan Kwaku Dadie, Dr. Muhammad Sabir. Rashid Ahmad. Hassibm Abdullah Babatu and Harif SaifAllah, were among those in attendance at the November 17 festivities. (photo by Harry Kemp)

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