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  • proper n. An Islamic festival commemorating the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail to Allah.


From Arabic عيد الأضحى (īd al-'aDHā). (Wiktionary)


  • Today is the day called Eid al-Adha, which is celebrated after the Hajj, also known as the Pilgrimmage to Mecca.

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  • Now, the question, at this point, is do they carry out the sentence before the beginning of Eid al-Adha, which is sunrise Saturday, or do they carry it during the holiday, or after?

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2006

  • These observances are then followed by a three-day festival called Eid al-Adha, a global celebration for all Muslims commemorating Abraham's piousness and obedience to God.

  • The holiday, known as Eid al-Adha, was celebrated last week. Latest News

  • Eid al-Adha, known as Kurban Bairam among Turkic and Balkan Muslims, and as Eid-e-Ghorban in Persian, will last from Nov. 6 through Nov. 9.

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  • Eid al-Adha includes a special morning prayer service.

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  • Naseer Ahmed/Reuters Children rode a camel on the second day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday.

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  • Zuma Press A cow lay on the ground before being slaughtered in celebration of the first day of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 6.

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  • Muslims world-wide observed Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.

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  • Pawan Sharma/Associated Press Muslim devotees offered prayers during Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, at the Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Monday.

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