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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, marking the end of the _____________?

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Asked by Sridhar, 09 Nov '11 11:52 am
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Haj,
Answered by aflatoon, 09 Nov '11 11:53 am

 
  
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Eid-ul-Adha marks the end of Hajj, the sacred pilgrimage to the holy city Mecca.Eid-ul-Adha commemorates Prophet Abraham's unselfish act of sacrificing his own son Ishmael to the One God, Allah.
The history behind Eid-ul-Adha follows the story of the faithful Abraham, who was instructed by Allah in a dream to raise the foundations of Kaaba, a black stone, the most sacred Muslim shrine in Mecca (Saudi Arabia), which the Muslims face during their prayers (salat). Immediately responding to the Lord's call, Abraham set off for Mecca along with his wife and son, Ishmael. At that time, Mecca was a desolate and barren desert and Abraham had to face a lot of hardships. However, he supplicated Allah's commands uncomplaining. In a divine dream, he also saw himself sacrificing his son Ishmael for Allah's sake. When he told this to Ishmael, the latter immediately asked his father to carry out Lord's commands without faltering and assured that he was completely ready to give up his life for God. B ...more
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 09 Nov '11 12:37 pm

 
  
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Zilhaj by offering sacrifice of cattle. this cattle is sacrificed and distributed among poor irrespective of religion.
Answered by Iqbal Seth, 09 Nov '11 11:55 am

 
  
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