13:03 - August 13, 2019
News ID: 3469153
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Muslims around the world attended congregational prayers on Eid al-Adha either on Sunday or Monday.

Eid Prayers in Karbala


In Iraq, the Eid fell on Monday. A large number of worshipers attended the prayers in the holy city of Karbala.

Eid al-Adha is one of Islam's holiest festivals celebrated annually around the world and an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.

In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha occurs on the 10th day of the lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah and is also the third day of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

For Muslims, Eid al-Adha commemorates the day when Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) was going to sacrifice his son but was instructed by God to offer an animal instead. Eid al-Adha in Arabic literally means "festival of the sacrifice".

Traditionally, the festival lasts for four days but public holidays vary from country to country.

Tags: IQNA ، Eid ، Karbala
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