According to Muslim belief God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, and although he was a good man and loved his son; his faith and devotion to God was strong enough that he would accommodate God’s request. Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son for God caused God to spare his son’s life, and a lamb was sacrificed in his place.
In Morocco Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated as a 3 day festival, and it is celebrated similarly to other locations. The morning starts with prayers and a sermon at the local mosque, and a sacrifice of a cow, ram, or lamb is made after the sermon and prayers. The meat from the sacrifice is distributed among the poor people of the area, and a feast is has among friends and family.
Worshippers offering prayers at a grand mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.
Palestinian girl playing with bubbles during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Muslims greeting each other during Eid al-Adha in Gauhati, India.
Boy sleeps as Kenyan Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha in the coastal city of Mombasa.
Sheep in the trunk of a car before they are sacrificed on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Ankara, Turkey.