19 Jul 2024
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Iranian worshipers join Eid al-Adha prayers

Millions of Iranian worshipers, along with Muslims worldwide, performed prayers on the religious occasion of Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The Eid al-Adha prayer ceremonies were held in mosques and prayer halls across the country on Thursday.

In the Iranian capital of Tehran, Muslim worshipers congregated at Tehran University to observe the prayer, led by senior cleric Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami, with many political and military officials in attendance.

Eid al-Adha is one of Islams holiest festivals celebrated around the world.

It commemorates Prophet Abrahams acknowledgment of a divine order to sacrifice his son. Upon submitting to Gods will, Ibrahim was exempted from performing the order and was offered a ram to sacrifice instead.

Muslims around the world mark the festival, which comes as the annual Hajj season in Saudi Arabia draws to a close, by sacrificing livestock to be distributedamong the needy.

Iranian PresidentEbrahim Raeisi has extended his congratulations to Muslim countries on the occasion.

In separate messages on Wednesday,Raeisi conveyed his greetings to leaders of Islamic nations and expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would help foster greater unity among Muslims worldwide.

By Press TV
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