Eid al-Adha at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Eid al-Adha at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Boys pull a sheep that will be slaughtered during Kurban-Ait, also known as “Eid al-Adha” in Arabic, at a market in Bishkek. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, marking the end of the hajj (pilgrimage), by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. Muslims perform animal sacrifice by mentioning God during the ritual. Part of the animal meat from sacrifice is donated to the poor.

Source: IB Times
Photo: REUTERS/ Vladimir Pirogov

 

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