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Eid al-Adha

Islamic holiday

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Eid al-Adha: Islamic holiday
Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.


Project two-nation theory, Indian atrocities against Muslims on 15 August, says Pakistan media regulator; Imran Khan govt minister calls move 'unnecessary'

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA)'s advisories are for Eid-al-Adha, 14 August (Pakistan's independence day) and 15 August.
Firstpost - Published

No exchange of sweets along Indo-Pak border on Eid

The customary exchange of sweets between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers along the International Border did not take place on Monday on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, officials said. They said the Pakistani..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Be united on Kashmir'; Shah Mahmood Qureshi urges all political parties as Pakistan dedicates Eid-al-Adha to Valley

Pakistan has announced that it will observe 14 August as 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' and 15 August as 'Black Day' after India scrapped Article 370.
Firstpost - Published

Punjab CM hosts lunch for Kashmiri students on Eid al-Adha

The lunch was hosted for students from various universities of Punjab, as they were away from home on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. They could not go to Kashmir due to restrictions imposed in the wake..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Pakistan dedicates Eid to Kashmir after India strips region of special status

People gathered in mosques across Pakistan on Monday to offer special prayers for Eid al-Adha, the second of Islam's two major religious festivals.
Reuters - Published

Sweets diplomacy comes to a halt after Pak Rangers declined to receive sweets from BSF on Eid

The traditional bonhomie between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers, border guarding forces of India and Pakistan respectively, was missing on Monday at Attari international border after..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sonia Gandhi greets countrymen on Eid al-Adha

In her first message after assuming charge as the interim Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has greeted countrymen on Eid al-Adha and wished that it brings peace, good health and happiness to all.
IndiaTimes - Published

Eid-ul-Zuha prayers peaceful in Kashmir: Police

Hundreds thronged local mosques here on Monday to offer namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha even as curfew was imposed in different parts of Kashmir. Bakra Eid or Bakrid is marked by sacrificing an..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Hope Eid promotes spirit of peace, happiness in society': President, PM Modi extend greetings on Eid al-Adha

In his message, the Prime Minister said he hopes that Eid promotes the spirit of peace and happiness in society.
DNA - Published

PM Modi wishes nation on Eid al-Adha

IndiaTimes - Published

Eid Mubarak: History, significance, importance of Eid al-Adha or Bakri Eid

The occasion marks the end of Hajj Pilgrimage, the holiest place for people of Muslim faith situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
DNA - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA

Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news agency SPA said.
Reuters - Published

Passengers struggle to reach their families from Srinagar airport

As people fly back to Kashmir in time for Eid-ul-Azha, reaching home from the airport is a struggle of its own. Passengers at the Srinagar International Airport were seen on Sunday desperately..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uttar Pradesh: Goat with Allah written on it up for sale for whopping Rs 8 lakh in Gorakhpur market

A male goat, Salman, up for sale for a whopping Rs 8 lakh ahead of Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, has created a rage in the market here with the owner claiming the word 'Allah' appeared on the body of the goat..
DNA - Published

14 wounded in clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli Police at disputed holy site in Jerusalem

Muslim worshippers and Israeli Police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Firstpost - Published

Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police fired sound grenades to disperse Palestinians during confrontations on Sunday outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque where tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered for the Eid..
Reuters - Published

Libya government accepts U.N. ceasefire proposal, implementation unclear

Libya's internationally recognized government, which is facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, has accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious..
Reuters - Published

Bombay HC refuses to relax rules on Bakri Eid slaughter in flats

Court had said procedure not acceptable considering hygiene and safety
DNA - Published

Gazans too poor to afford sheep for Eid sacrifice under blockade, Israel cash row

Ali usually marks the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha with his family in the Gaza Strip by sacrificing a sheep, a customary annual ritual for those who can spare the cost.
Reuters - Published

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to highlight hygiene in Bakrid

Civic body to put up public notices to make people aware about the do's and don'ts during the festival
DNA - Published

Govt may ease security measures in Valley for Friday prayers and Eid

The government will be watching closely to gauge the mood in Kashmir Valley later this week during Friday prayers and on Eid-ul-Zuha, which falls on August 12. This will be the first instance of a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Restrictions in Kashmir may be relaxed for people on Eid-ul-Zuha

However, it is immediately not clear whether the relaxation will be given fully or partially. The restrictions were imposed before the government's move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 that gave..
IndiaTimes - Published

No sacrifice of animals inside flats on Eid: Bombay High Court

This year, Bakri Eid will be celebrated on August 12
DNA - Published

Telangana home minister Mahmood Ali appeals against cow sacrifice

In Hyderabad and in almost all parts of the state, thousands of animals are sacrificed every year on Bakrid.
DNA - Published

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