Eid al-Adha

Islamic holiday

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Eid al-Adha: Islamic holiday
Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God's command. Before Abraham could sacrifice his son, however, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, animals are sacrificed ritually. One third of their meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family are typically visited and welcomed. The day is also sometimes called Big Eid or the Greater Eid.


Eid al-Adha marred by deadly violence claimed by ISIL in Iraq [Video]

Eid al-Adha marred by deadly violence claimed by ISIL in Iraq

As Muslims across the world mark Eid al-Adha, the holiest feast of sacrifice, a bomb attack has killed at least 31 people in Iraq.

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Afghanistan presidential palace targeted by rockets during Eid prayers | Oneindia News [Video]

Afghanistan presidential palace targeted by rockets during Eid prayers | Oneindia News

3 rockets landed near the Afghanistan presidential palace where officials including President Ashraf Ghani were offering Eid-Al-Adha prayers Tuesday morning. It was a grim start to Eid even as no group..

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Kerala Bakrid relaxations: SC pulls up state, says 'alarming to bow to pressure' | Oneindia News [Video]

Kerala Bakrid relaxations: SC pulls up state, says 'alarming to bow to pressure' | Oneindia News

The Supreme Court has pulled up the Kerala govt for easing Covid restrictions ahead of Bakrid or Eid Al Adha. The state govt says it did this in view of traders who have been severely impcated due to..

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Lok Sabha: Day 2 of chaos| Opposition members stoop to well of house| Pegasus Row| Oneindia News [Video]

Lok Sabha: Day 2 of chaos| Opposition members stoop to well of house| Pegasus Row| Oneindia News

In another day of chaos, some opposition members stooped to the well of the lower house, raising placards and shouting slogans like snooping government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the..

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Danish Siddiqui's mortal remains to be buried in Jamia Milia Islamia graveyard | Oneindia News [Video]

Danish Siddiqui's mortal remains to be buried in Jamia Milia Islamia graveyard | Oneindia News

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in clashes that broke out in Afghanistan’s Kandahar, will be laid to rest at the Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard in New Delhi; Today, the IMA..

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'Unwarranted, inappropriate': IMA asks Kerala govt to withdraw lockdown relaxations due to Bakrid

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Eid-ul-Adha 2021: Bakrid to be celebrated in India on July 21

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West Bengal: Mamata announces extension of lockdown in containment zones till August 31

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Eid-ul-Zuha prayers peaceful in Kashmir: Police

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Telangana home minister Mahmood Ali appeals against cow sacrifice

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