Doha 15th October 2013: Muslims across the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice of his son, Ishmael to Allah as an act of obedience.
The three-day festival also marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, to Prophet Muhammad’s birthplace.
On the Eid, Muslims slaughter animals in a symbolic act. The sacrificed animal is cut in thirds, with one third eaten by family, one third offered to friends, and the remaining portion donated to the poor.
Qatar Chronicle wishes all of our readers a happy and blessed Eid al Adha.