Duterte calls for unity, sacrifice in Eid'l Adha message

Duterte calls for unity, sacrifice in Eid'l Adha message

Duterte calls for unity, sacrifice in Eid'l Adha message

Eid ul-Adha will be celebrated worldwide among Muslim communities, Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha are the only celebrations in the Islamic religion that command such widespread worship and celebration.

. In this annual religious event, Muslims find their way to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to pay homage to the Ka'ba, which is believed to have been built by Ibrahim during the Biblical times.

Eid al-Adha is a Muslim festival that is known as the Feast of Sacrifice, Bakrid or the Greater Eid.

While Egyptians prepare the sheep for the sacrifice, streets turn slowly into wide spaces of blood. This year the date for Eid al-adha has been confirmed on September 1-2.

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Apart from Eid al-Adha, Muslims are also observing the Hajj this week.

During the festival, families are encouraged to choose their best animals for the ritual, which harks back to the days of the Koran's prophets.

In his message for the Muslim holiday Eid'l Adha, the President stressed that the Filipino people must be united to achieve "genuine and lasting" peace, especially amid the affliction and strife in Mindanao. While some Middle eastern and other countries may celebrate it on September 1, countries like India and Pakistan September 2. Many Muslims feel that they have a duty to ensure that all Muslims can enjoy a meat based meal during this holiday.

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