Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul Azha

People are gathering despite fears of a resurgence of Covid-19 in many countries.


July 11, 2022

Millions of Muslims around the world celebrated Eidul Azha, also known as the feast of the sacrifice, one of the biggest festivals in Islam, on Sunday.

Some countries, especially those in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya and Kenya, celebrated Eidul Azha a day earlier, while others, including Pakistan and India, are marking it today.

Eidul Azha, which is typically marked by prayers, large social gatherings, and, for many, slaughtering of livestock and giving meat to the needy, is being celebrated amid fears of a resurgence of Covid-19 in some countries.

It marks the end of the Haj and commemorates Prophet Ibraham’s (AS) readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah.

People offer Eidul Azha prayers in Quetta on Saturday. — AFP

Eidul Azha prayers being offered in Rawalpindi. — AFP

A bull is seen shortly before its slaughter on Eidul Azha in Karachi. — AFP

Muslims offer Eidul Azha prayers, the feast of the sacrifice marking the end of Haj, at the Taj Mahal in Agra on Saturday.— AFP

Muslims offer Eid prayers at Jama Masjid in the old quarters of New Delhi. — AFP

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier (centre L) receives sweets from Pakistan’s Rangers soldier (centre R) on the occasion of the Eidul Azha at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post. — AFP

Indonesians offer Eidul Azha prayers at Al Ikhlas Mosque in Madura, East Java province, Indonesia on Saturday. — Reuters

Iranians buy sheep to mark Eidul Azha at a livestock market in southern Tehran, Iran on Saturday. — Reuters

Afghan refugees embrace after Eidul Azha prayers at a mosque on the outskirts of Peshawar on Saturday. — AFP

Women pray on the first day of Eidul Azha, at the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria on July 9. — Reuters

Thai Muslims visit a cemetery during Eid in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on Sunday. — AFP

Thai Muslims visit a cemetery during Eid in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on Sunday. — AFP

Muslims gather for prayers during Eidul Azha at Baiturrahman mosque in Banda Aceh. — AFP

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