Islamic Society to collect for Harvey victims during Eid al-Adha observance


In separate messages on Thursday, President Rouhani congratulated heads of states in Muslim countries on Eid al-Adha, one of Islam's holiest festivals celebrated annually around the world and an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.

Duterte said the Prophet Abraham's admirable act of obedience to the will of Allah is a reminder to all of the value of sacrifice necessary in their lives.

Saudi Arabia, the destination for all pilgrims, is already amidst of a 16-day public holiday which began August 24 and will continue until September 9.

Friday, American Muslims will mark the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, with the Eid ul-Adha, or "festival of the sacrifice" holiday.

"On behalf of the New Democrat caucus, we extend our whole-hearted and warmest greetings to the Muslim community on the annual celebration of Eid al-Adha". Muslims celebrate this at Eid al-Adha.

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Eid'l Adha, the Islamic festival which commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah, takes place the day after the Marawi crisis reached its 100th day.

The 66 unhealthy animals consisted of six cows, five sheep and 55 goats.

They holy meat is partitioned into three equal parts as one for household goal, other for relatives and friends and last for poor and weak. Muslims greet each other and go to mosques dressed in their best clothes to attend prayer service.

They will eat a meat based meal and divide the meat between family, friends and the poor, Muslims will also give money to charity at this time.