Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi(Reuters)

Muslims are marking Eid al-Adha, commemorating the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim — or Abraham as he is known in the Bible — to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provided him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

On the first day of Eid al-Adha, Muslims slaughter sheep, cattle and other livestock, and give part of the meat to the poor. Parents often buy new clothes for their children for the holiday.

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos Russian Interior Ministry members stand guard as Muslims attend an Eid al-Adha mass prayer in Moscow(Reuters)

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos A camel is led behind a three-wheeled motorcycle after it was bought at a market to be sacrificed for Eid al-Adha in Lahore, Pakistan(AFP)

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos A boy waits to perform prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha in Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital Nairobi(Reuters)

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos Children, accompanied by their father, walk together ahead of performing prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha in the Duma neighbourhood in Damascus, Syria(Reuters)

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos A man carries a sacrificial sheep on a motorcycle in the Pakistani city of Lahore(AFP)

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos A Palestinian man from Gaza City prays outside the Dome of the Rock during a visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem(AFP)

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, commemorates what Muslims believe was Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos Indian Muslim women wear brightly coloured clothing as they offer special prayers at the Qutb-e-Alam shrine in Ahmedabad.

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos

Eid-ul-Adha 2014 Photos Cleric and politician Ammar al-Hakim, leader of Iraq’s largest Shiite party, the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, prays at his headquarters in Baghdad.

via: ibtimes

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