Muslims observe Eid al-Adha today

Muslims across the country are today marking the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) celebrations.

Eid al-Adha is a Muslim celebration that honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to obey Allah and also commemorates the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

The celebration is marked with prayers and sacrifice of animals.

Dressed in their beautiful apparel, the Muslims, young and old, converged on prayer grounds in the morning to observe two unit prayers to thank Allah for his protection and blessing.

After the prayers, Muslims who have the means slaughter animals — sheep, goats and cows — as their sacrifice for the occasion.