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Eid al-Adha 2017

June 23 2018, 11:23 | Irvin Gilbert

Representational Image. | PTI File

Representational Image. | PTI File

Keeping alive the spirit of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, Hyderabad is set to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and Eid-ul-Adha festivals tomorrow, together and in a grand way.

Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, is celebrated at the end of the annual pilgrimage of Mecca.

Earlier this month, almost week long clashes led to widespread destruction of areas of the camp.

It is traditional to sacrificing an animal and give an equal share to the less fortunate, to relatives and for your own family.

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The five-day-long hajj is a series of rituals meant to cleanse the soul of sins and instill a sense of equality and brotherhood among Muslims.

The Hajj comes full circle with pilgrims returning to The Grand Mosque for their final prayers before they return to their families at home and continue to observe the remainder of Eid al-Adha.

According to Islamic scholars, Eid-ul-Adha goes beyond the sacrifice of animals as the feast also challenges Muslims to use their intelligence, wealth, energy and time to better the lot of other people in society.

As Ibrahim was about to do the deed upon Allah's command, God replaced Ishmael with a sheep and he was saved.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar today, appealed to governments of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran to make efforts to pull the Muslim Ummah out of the present turbulent situation.

Worshippers will usually slaughter a sheep or a goat as part of the festivities - but anyone wishing to sacrifice an animal in the United Kingdom must conform to welfare standards.

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