Eid al-Adha: Everything you need to know

Eid al-Adha: Everything you need to know

He commended Muslims on the celebration of the 2018 Eid el-Kabir festival, describing the occasion as "a period that honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son to show submission to Allah's command".

"May this celebration bind us together in our common hope of building diverse communities that is rooted in mutual respect and peace", he said in his Eid'l Adha message signed on Tuesday, August 21.

The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam which every Muslim is required to complete at least once in their lifetime if they are healthy enough and have the means to do so.

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.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called for greater unity among various faiths as the country's Muslims mark Eid'l Adha or the fast of sacrifice. One is for family, friends and neighbours, the second part is distributed among the poor and the needy, and the last part is retained for immediate family. But, according to legend, God sent his angels and asked him to sacrifice an animal instead of his son.

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President Rodrigo Duterte has declared August 21 as a holiday in honor of Eid'l Adha. If the moon is sighted on the 29th, the next day is declared as the first day of Zul Hijjah and the Eid is celebrated on the 10th of the month.

What is the difference between Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha?

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

Eid Mubarak is a greeting for when you want to wish someone a happy Eid celebration. The celebrations of Eid Al Adha can last up to three days. To greet a Muslim on this day, simply say "Eid Mubarak".

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