Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha 2022 Around The World

Muslims Celebrate Eid ul Adha 2022 Around The World

The Hajj ends this year with Eid al-Adha, the festival of Eid ul-Adha 2022 that starts on Saturday.

Eid ul adha 2022 prayer in Turkey
In Istanbul, Turkey, people pray outside the Ayasofya-i Kebir Camii or Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque on the first day of Eid Al Adha. Photo: Reuters

The Hajj pilgrims cast stones as part of the “stoning of the devil” ritual, which marks the beginning of Eid al-Adha – a four-day Muslim festival.

Eid al Adha 2022 prayer at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque during Eid al-Adha 2022. Photo: AA

On Saturday, worshippers hurled stones at three concrete walls representing Satan in the Mina valley near Mecca in western Saudi Arabia.

Eid ul adha 2022 prayer in Indonesia
Thousands of people attend Eid Al-Adha prayers in West Sumatra’s Tanah Datar district in an aerial photograph. Photo: AA

At the three points where it is said Satan tried to persuade Prophet Abraham not to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, the ritual emulates his stoning of the devil.

Muslims with the means must at least once participate in the Hajj, one of the world’s largest annual religious gatherings.

Eid ul adha 2022 prayer in Iraq
Baghdad’s Abdulkadir Geylani Mosque hosts Eid al-Adha prayers. Photo: AA

This year’s Hajj concludes on Saturday with Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.

In commemorating Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah, Muslims buy livestock for slaughter.

Eid ul adha 2022 prayer in Syria
Assad speaks at the Sahabi Abdallah bin Abbas mosque in Aleppo, Syria, following Eid Al Adha prayers. Photo credit: Reuters

Muslims worldwide sacrifice an animal in obedience to Allah on this special day. Christians and Jews are also familiar with a story from the Quran that inspired the holiday.

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