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Islamic holiday, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice"

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Eid al-Adha: Islamic holiday, also called the
Eid al-Adha is the last of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. Also called Tabaski, it honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command.. Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually. One third of its meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family are typically visited and welcomed.

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About 1.8 billion Muslims celebrate Eid amid a pandemic that has so far infected more than 16 million people.

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People in Srinagar celebrate Eid al-Adha at homes amid COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

People in Srinagar celebrate Eid al-Adha at homes amid COVID-19 lockdown

As Srinagar is reeling under COVID-19 lockdown, people celebrated the festival of Eid al-Adha at their homes on August 01. Locals are avoiding from visiting mosques to contain the spread of COVID-19...

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On the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, many Bollywood celebrities posted wishes via social media. Actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeted wishes with a photograph of his son AbRam offering prayers. Actor Salman Khan..

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Bhopal streets deserted on Eid al-Adha amid 10-day COVID lockdown [Video]

Bhopal streets deserted on Eid al-Adha amid 10-day COVID lockdown

Streets were deserted on the occasion of Eid-al-Adah in Bhopal on August 01 after the state capital went into a complete 10-day lockdown in view of rising coronavirus cases. Bhopal's District..

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Akhilesh Yadav joins Eid al-Adha celebrations in Lucknow [Video]

Akhilesh Yadav joins Eid al-Adha celebrations in Lucknow

Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party president, Akhilesh Yadav, on August 01 attended Eid al-Adha celebrations in Lucknow. He also met Lucknow's Aishbagh Eidgah Imam Maulana..

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Eid al-Adha 2020: Maulana Firangi offers prayers at Lucknow's Aishbagh Eidgah

On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Lucknow's Aishbagh Eidgah Imam Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali offered namaz at the mosque. While offering namaz, social distancing norms were followed to contain..

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Eid al-Adha 2020: Shahnawaz Hussain offers prayers from home amid COVID [Video]

Eid al-Adha 2020: Shahnawaz Hussain offers prayers from home amid COVID

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain offered prayers at his residence on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. On the auspicious day, he said, "We all have offered prayers from our home. Social distancing norms were..

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Watch: Devotees offer prayers as nation celebrates Eid al-Adha amid pandemic [Video]

Watch: Devotees offer prayers as nation celebrates Eid al-Adha amid pandemic

Nation celebrated Eid al-Adha on Saturday amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Devotees across nation offer prayers at mosques and at their homes on the occasion. People were seen offering prayers at..

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People across country celebrate Eid al-Adha [Video]

People across country celebrate Eid al-Adha

People across the country offered prayers on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Adha. People were seen greeting each other at Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi. Both men and women were seen offering prayers at..

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Rajasthan Congress MLAs, housed at Jaisalmer hotel, offer prayers on Eid al-Adha [Video]

Rajasthan Congress MLAs, housed at Jaisalmer hotel, offer prayers on Eid al-Adha

Rajasthan Congress MLAs including Amin Khan, Amin Kagzi, Hakam Ali, Saleh Mohammed, Wajib, and Rafiq offered prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha at Hotel Suryagarh in Jaisalmer. Congress MLAs,..

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Eid al-Adha 2020: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi offers prayers at his residence [Video]

Eid al-Adha 2020: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi offers prayers at his residence

People across the country are celebrating 'Eid al-Adha' on August 01. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also offered prayers from his residence. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi wished countrymen on the auspicious..

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Eid al-Adha 2020: People exchange greetings at Jama Masjid [Video]

Eid al-Adha 2020: People exchange greetings at Jama Masjid

People exchanged greetings after offering prayers at Jama Masjid on occasion of Eid al-Adha in Delhi. Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, also known as 'Sacrifice Feast' is marked by sacrificing a sheep or a goat..

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Devotees offer namaz on Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid [Video]

Devotees offer namaz on Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid

Devotees offered prayers on Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Delhi. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing norms were followed. Temperature of devotees was also checked as a precautionary measure..

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Turks hold first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia mosque [Video]

Turks hold first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia mosque

Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of Sacrifice -- is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar. It includes the pilgrimage to holy city of Mecca, the haj, which is one of the five pillars of..

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