Muslims in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other Gulf and European countries are celebrating Eidul Adha with religious zeal to honor Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice.
Over a billion Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eidul Adha, commonly known as the “Festival of Sacrifice.”
Eid prayers were held in Saudi Arabia at Masjid-e-Nabvi and the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The pilgrims who had spent the night praying in the open air at Muzdalifa began to make their way toward Mina.
They will stand at Jamarat Al-Aqba, sacrifice animals, shave their hair, and then travel for Makkah to perform Tawaf Al-Ifada and Sai, two other Haj pillars.
Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, and Qatar also observe Eid. Indonesia, Iran, and Malaysia are also commemorating the day.
Millions of pilgrims flocked to Mount Arafat on Tuesday to worship at the finale of the Hajj journey and listen to the sermon delivered from the Nimara mosque amid a sweltering Saudi Arabian heat.
Sheikh Yusuf bin Muhammad bin Saeed delivered the sermon, calling on the Ummah to establish unity and cohesiveness, emphasizing that language, racial, or ethnic variations and divides should not lead to unrest among Muslims.