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Eid al-Adha

Islamic holiday, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice"

Eid al-Adha is the last of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command.. Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually. One third of its meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family are typically visited and welcomed.

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Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically changed Islamic celebrations this weekend, especially for public housing residents in Melbourne.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

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Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically changed Islamic celebrations this weekend, especially for public housing residents in Melbourne.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

Hundreds of Muslim worshippers have marked one of Islam's holiest days at a Sydney mosque after the NSW Government granted it a temporary exemption from..
Credit: SBS - Published 4 days ago

Australian families and business owners are counting the cost of coronavirus closures during the Muslim festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha.
Credit: SBS - Published 4 days ago

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