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Eid-ul-Azha prayers offered at Mecca, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid

MECCA: Eid-ul-Azha prayers were offered at Masjid al-Haram, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and Al-Masjid an-Nabawī, the Prophet’s Mosque, at Medina in Saudi Arabia on Friday (today).

Pilgrims will now move to Mina where they will perform the ritual of ‘stoning of the jamarat or the devil’ and sacrifice animals.

Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the day by sacrificing animals such as sheep, goats and camels. The meat is then shared among family and friends and also donated to the poor.

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