Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha today

Muslims in Ghana have joined their colleagues around the world to celebrate this year’s the Eid al-Adha.

The  event which is one of the two most important festivals on the Muslim Calendar is marked annually to remember the symbolic sacrifice and service of Prophet Abraham to Allah.

Eid al-Adha begins with a Sunnah prayer of two rakats followed by a sermon (khutbah) just the Eid al-Fitr.

Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the descent of the Hujjaj, the pilgrims performing the Hajj, from Mount Arafat, a hill east of Mecca. Eid sacrifice may take place until sunset on the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

The occasion is often characterized by the slaughtering of goats, sheep and cattle for feasting.

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