Muslims marked the festival of Eid al-Adha, which celebrates Ibrahim’s obedience to God. Eid al-Adha started on Saturday and ended on Sunday.
Muslims are still celebrating the day. According to Islamic tradition, God ordered Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, as a test of his faith. However, just as Ibrahim was about to kill Ishmael, God instructed him to sacrifice a ram in his place.
Eid al-Adha is one of the two major holidays in the Islamic year and is celebrated with prayer and thanksgiving to God, as well as feasting and gift giving.
Muslims around the world marked Eid al Adha, known as the feast of the sacrifice. It also known as the Greater Eid, the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.
The day was observed by Muslims around the world. Several African leaders such as Buhari and Museveni shared messages of goodwill.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro