Muslims sacrifice sheep on first day of Eid

Elias Hubbard
August 1, 2020

Muslims headed to animal slaughterhouses to buy Udhiya, which translates to sacrifice, and donate meat to the poor on the first day of the Islamic holiday, Eid Al-Adha, on Friday morning.

Muslims across the globe are celebrating the feast, marking the culmination of the pilgrimage to hajj rites in Saudi Arabia.

"This year's Eid is particularly significant as there will be three Khutbahs (sermons) within the span of two days-the Khutbah of 'Arafat on Thursday, 9th of Dhul-Hiijah, 1441AH, and the khutbahs of Eid and Jumu'ah on Friday, 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, 1441 AH". In view of COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing norms were followed at the mosque.

"Recalling the importance of Eid in Islam, the prime minister said the values of Eid have never been more important".

Trudeau continued by saying that his government recognizes all the contributions of Muslim Canadians.

Indonesian Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers on the street in Jakarta, during the outbreak of Covid-19 in Indonesia July 31, 2020.

Irish national broadcaster RTE reported that around 200 people were due to celebrate Eid at Croke Park, the headquarters of Ireland's Gaelic Athletic Association and one of Europe's biggest sports stadiums.

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