Six Lehigh Valley mosques organized for the celebration of Eid ul-Adha, or festival of the sacrifice - the prayers and the holiday that follows Hajj.
Murabbi Ibrahim Annan who led the Eid prayers said Muslims should not see the slaughtering of the sacrificial lambs as formalities, but should rather be aware of the fact that the sacrifice was a practical demonstration of both a religious and moral obligation. In pic: A Kenyan child attends prayers to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha at an open field in Nairobi, Kenya.
Here is a selection of pictures of celebrations from around the world on Monday.
"This account not only teaches us the importance of personal sacrifice, but also inculcates in us the value of submission to a higher authority, even though, at times, our feelings and emotions compel us otherwise", he said. "Eid Mubarak!" PM Modi tweeted.
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Muslims around the world celebrate "Eid-al-adha" with a feast and by reconnecting with their friends and families.
Eid Mubarak is pronounced in English like "eed mu-buh-ruck".
Muslims pray during the Eid Al-Adha prayer.
Expected to participate in Sunday's prayers then return for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' afternoon baseball game were Al-Ahad Islamic Center, Al-Maqasid, Easton Phillipsburg Muslim Association, Islamic Education Center of PA, Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley and Respect Graduate School.
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The festival will end in just a few days, on the evening of Thursday, August 15, 2019.
Message reads: Hope that you and your family are blessed with Allah's love and care on Eid-ul-Adha and always.
The scholar said Eid Al Adha was a special day for Muslims to offer sacrifices and share their wealth to the poor and vulnerable regardless of their religion.
In honour of this, Muslims may sacrifice an animal such as a sheep, goat, camel or a cow during the festival.
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