- or Festival of the Sacrifice - is considered one of the most important holidays on the Muslim calendar, aside from Eid'l Fitr - or Festival of Breaking the Fast.
Muslims mark Eid Al Adha
, or the "Festival of the Sacrifice", with prayers at a mosque in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Mosques in Dubai will hold Eid Al Adha
prayers at 5.45am on Sunday, August 11.
It marks the end date of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the five pillars of Islam.What is Eid Al Adha
?The Eid Al Adha
celebration honors the willingness of Ibrahim, recognized as a prophet in Islam, to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah's command.
The starting date for Eid al Adha
is dependent upon the sighting of the new moon.
The date of Eid'l Adha
is up to Saudi Arabia's highest religious body.
Sakher Saif Abdullah, the Chairman of the UAE Amateur Astronomers League, said: "The moonsighting committee examines the Islamic calendar and a number of moonsighting experts calculate the actual date of Eid Al Adha
During the celebrations of Eid Al Adha
, to ensure that customers can continue to access Etisalat's services even during holidays, Etisalat's dedicated outlets in malls across the UAE will remain operational as per their normal working hours.
The Premier Nouri al-Maliki appreciated the efforts of the Iraqi Security Forces for succeeding in protecting the people during Adha
Eid.<p>Maliki said in a statement for the ISF "We are grateful to your efforts for you make Iraqis happy for the safe security situation and for Adha