Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice

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Muslims believe Ibrahim was commanded by God him to sacrifice his son, Ismail.

The Eid-ul-Adha comes 2 months and 10 days after the end of the Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of 30 or 29 days of fasting in the month of Ramadan.

"Eid-ul-Adha offers an opportunity to remember the submission of Prophet Ibrahim Alaihis-Salam to Allah, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another". In the Christian and Jewish version of the event, Prophet Ibrahim is ordered to kill his other son, Prophet Isaac (Ishaq).

A Syrian boy holds down a tied sheep in the town of Maaret al-Naasan in the rebel-held Idlib province countryside on August 20, 2018, ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Azha.

The day begins with Eid prayer which follows the regular morning prayer.

They will consume some of the meat and give the rest to poor people unable to buy food.

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In the village of Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, it marks the day, millions of pilgrims perform the symbolic stoning of the devil. Fasting the day before the holiday washes away two years worth of sins in the previous and coming years.

Muslims pray at the Grand mosque ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

While these are the principal differences between the two Eids, Mushtak Khan of Sahapedia explains that there are variations in the way the two Eids are celebrated as well.

Hundreds of people can be seen clambering onto the roof as they try to return to their families and friends to celebrate Eid al-Adha, considered to be Islam's holiest festivity.

The celebration of Eid Al Adha is subjected to the appearance of the moon which is why its observance varies from country to country.

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