Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Eid-Ul-Adha Celebrations worldwide

Eid ul-Adha is an important 3-day religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide 2 honour the willingness of the Prophet Hazrat Abraham (AS) to sacrifice his young first born son Ismail (Ishmael) (AS) as an act of submission to the command of ALLAH and his son's acceptance to being sacrificed, before ALLAH intervened to provide Abraham AS with a ram to sacrifice instead.

Palestinians pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old city, on the first day of Eid al-Adha October 26, 2012.

A young girl attends a mass prayer during Eid ul-Adha festival in Kalitengah village, on the slopes of volcano Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta October 26, 2012. 

Pathans attend Eid ul-Adha prayers in the outskirts of Peshawar October 26, 2012. 

Saudis take part in prayers for Eid al-Adha in Riyadh October 26, 2012. 

Afghani men wait to perform Eid ul-Adha prayers in Kabul October 26, 2012. 

Kochi Muslims offer Eid ul-Adha prayers at a playground ,southern Indian state of Kerala, October 26, 2012.

Muslim women offer a special prayer at a shrine on the eve of the Eid Ul-Adha festival on the outskirts of Ahmedabad October 26, 2012. 

Muslims pray Eid ul-Adha at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta October 26, 2012. 

Syrian refugee children rush to get gifts and sweets from humanitarian organizations during the first day of Eid ul-Adha at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, October 26, 2012. 

A Somalia government soldier keeps guard as Muslims attend Eid ul-Adha prayers at the Isbaheysiga Mosque in Somalia's capital Mogadishu October 26, 2012. 

In mates take part in celebrations to mark Kurban Bairam (Eid ul-Adha) at a prison in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 26, 2012. 

Muslims gather before celebrations to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Kurban Bairam (Eid ul-Adha) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, October 26, 2012.