Duterte calls for unity, harmony in Eid'l Adha message

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"May this occasion invigorate you to remain steadfast in our task of ensuring triumph against elements that perpetuate discord and violence", he said in his Feast of the Sacrifice message.

People send Eid cards to each other at this time, Muslim people will also dress in their best clothes and attend a prayer service at their Mosque.

Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court has confirmed that the first day of the Muslim festival falls on Friday after the new moon crescent was sighted on August 22.

Eid al-Adha presents us with an opportunity to reflect upon our duty and responsibility to one another, through acts of generosity and compassion.

"Local Muslims celebrate the holiday by congregational prayers in the morning, followed by festivities during the day".

The leader of Pendle Council and the Mayor have both wished the people of the borough Eid Mubarak ahead of the start of Eid al-Adha celebrations.

According to Muslim beliefs, when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael upon Allah's command, God replaced him with a sheep.

The commemoration of Eid'l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice coincides with the three-month battle between the government troops and Islamic State-inspired extremists in besieged Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province.

Apart from Eid al-Adha, Muslims are also observing the Hajj this week. Muslims sacrifice a goat on this day to honor this day and divide it among family, friends and the poor in commemoration to this. Then in Qatar, it is a 10 day festival being observed that from August 31 to September 10.

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