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Muslims across Ethiopia Celebrate Eid Al-Adha

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Muslims are celebrating the 1442nd Eid al-Adha festival with various religious events across the country.

Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is typically marked by communal prayers, large social gatherings and, for many, slaughtering of livestock and giving meat to the needy.

In the capital, thousands of faithful congregated at the Addis Ababa stadium where several religious leaders including President of Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, Grand Mufti Hafi Omer Idris, delivered the Eid message.

The Grand Mufti called on the faithful to share what they have prepared at home for the feast with the needy and show compassion to all the needy while observing the festival.

Assosa, Jimma, Hawassa and Dessie cities have also observed the holiday with both outdoor and indoor religious events.

Eid al-Adha is the feast of obedience and sacrifice that remembers the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ibrahim based on a call from God (Allah).

– Agencies

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