Muslims mark Eid Adha with prayers | Religion 2019-08-12

Pakistani residents watch as a crane lifts a bull from the roof of a building in preparation for Eid al-Adha in Karachi

Muslims mark Eid Adha with prayers | Religion 2019-08-12

Muslims follow proceedings at Mombasa's Ronald Ngala Primary School grounds on August 12, 2019, during this year's 2019 Eid Ul Adha special prayers.

Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council, the Rulers of the Emirates have conveyed their honest greetings on Eid Al Adha to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, wishing him good health and further prosperity and glory to UAE people.

It coincides with Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia.

The kingdom provides pilgrims with health care and buses for transportation, as well as meals, snacks and water along the route.

Muslims traditionally make a sacrifice of an animal during the day, whether it be a lamb, goat or cow, which they then cook and hand out to less-privileged families.

So what exactly is being sacrificed in the festival of sacrifice or "Eid-al-Adha"?

It's one of two official holidays in Islam, along with Eid Al-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan.

Malacañang earlier declared Monday as a regular holiday in observance of Eid al-Adha.

The term is used by Muslims all over the world to wish each other a happy Eid, and by non-Muslims to their friends celebrating Eid! On this auspicious festival of Eid al-Adha 2019, here is a attractive collection of Bakrid Mubarak wishes, greetings, WhatsApp messages, stickers and GIFs.

Message reads: Hope that you and your family are blessed with Allah's love and care on Eid-ul-Adha and always.

UAE Ambassador Hamad Saeed Al-Zaabi joined Eid celebrations in Lanao Del Sur after visiting war-torn Marawi.

When does Eid al Adha end?

According to Wael Hamadeh, an imam at the Islamic Community Centre of Ontario, thousands of years ago God or "Allah" commanded Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail.

The scholar said Eid Al Adha was a special day for Muslims to offer sacrifices and share their wealth to the poor and vulnerable regardless of their religion.

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