ஈத் மற்றும் ஹஜ் திருவிழா: படங்கள்

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ஈத் மற்றும் ஹஜ் திருவிழா: படங்கள்

Muslims pray at the National Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, celebrating the festival of Eid al-Adha


Men lead a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi. The annual festival of Eid al-Adha, (the Festival of Sacrifice), marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Goats, sheep, cows and camels are slaughtered in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. Under age-old halal rules, animals are killed by slitting their throats without first being stunned.

Muslims attend a special Eid prayer at the Ferozshah Kotla Mosque, New Delhi, India

Muslims in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, trying to control a calf that is to be sacrificed


Minara Begum Mini sorts through the meat that her family will give away to relatives and the poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Muslims traditionally give away one-third of their sacrificed animal meat to relatives and the needy

Indian Muslim devotees offer Eid prayers at Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi, India

Palestinian children play on Wednesday, the second day of Eid al-Adha

Afghan boys play with toy guns on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Jalalabad

Syrian families celebrate Eid al-Adha at a fun fair in the capital Damascus

People ride horses as they celebrate the first day of the Eid al-Adha feast near the Saudi city of Tabuk.

A boy stands amongst Iranian women performing the Eid al-Adha prayer in Tehran

A Pakistani worshipper wearing henna designs on her hands prays at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

Muslims hug other after congregational prayers for Eid al-Adha at the historical Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

Kids greets each other after offering Eid Al Azha prayers in the Eid Gah at Makkah Masjid in Hyderabad, India

A policeman holds back crowds as Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola visits the central mosque in Lagos during the celebration of the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha. Following an early morning downpour many Muslims in Lagos, could not attend public morning prayers, it forced most them to look for alternative places for prayer.


People ride an overflowing train at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the start of the Eid holiday

A woman is helped onto the roof of a train in Dhaka. City dwellers leave the city for their hometowns during Eid.

Bangladeshi commuters ride on a train as they rush home to be with their families in remote villages ahead of Eid al-Adha

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as they pray inside the Grand Mosque during the Hajj, or pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Every Muslim who is able is required to perform the Hajj before they die.

A Muslim pilgrim has his head shaved after casting pebbles at a pillar that symbolizes Satan

Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, a rite of the annual Hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca. The stoning of the pillar is the last stage of the annual Hajj pilgrimage and marks the start of Eid.

Muslim pilgrims attend prayers at sunset at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. An estimated two million Muslims descended on the holy city for the Hajj.

Muslim pilgrims pray at the top of the Mount of Mercy on the second day of the Hajj. 25,000 British Muslims travel to Mecca for the Hajj every year


Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat
Muslim pilgrims touch a marker at the top of the Mountain of Mercy

A Muslim pilgrim prays at Mount Al-Noor before the Hajj. Mount Al-Noor is the location of Ghar-E-Hira or Hira cave, where Prophet Mohammad is said to have spent a lot of time meditating. He is reported to have had his first revelation inside this cave.

Muslim pilgrims at Hira cave on Mount Al-Noor

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