Muslims across the world celebrate Eidul Azha

People in most parts of FATA and some parts of K-P celebrated Eid with the rest of the Muslim world.


Afp/web Desk October 26, 2012

Eid is being celebrated with religious devotion and enthusiasm in Saudi Arabia, the United States, Canada, Europe and across the Middle East and Gulf states today (Friday).

Following the largest gathering of Muslims in the world, Hajj, Muslims the world over are celebrating Eid with devotion and respect.

Pakistan, however, will celebrate Eidul Azha tomorrow (Saturday).

Mass prayers were held across Saudi Arabia, following which animals were sacrificed to fulfill the Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi (Abrahamic Sacrifice).

Millions of Indonesian Muslims offered Eid prayers and prayed for peace in the Middle East. The Indonesian president also prayed with members of parliament.

Millions including children turned to mosques to pray on Eid where they prayed improvement in the law and order situation in the Philippines.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare television appearance on Friday, attending morning prayers as a ceasefire took effect for the four-day Muslim holiday.

State television showed Assad, smiling and seeming relaxed, at an unidentified mosque in Damascus as the ceasefire, which both his regime and the main rebel group have conditionally accepted, took effect.

In a sermon at the prayers, Imam Walid Abdel Haq called on Syrians to "stop quarrelling because you are all brothers."

"Do you not see what has been happening for two years in the country, the destruction and death? Stop this," he said.

"Syrians must return to God to defeat this sectarian discord that they are trying to create in Syria. We must ourselves create a new Middle East and not the one trying to be imposed... by the enemies of Islam and of Syria."

After the prayer, Assad was shown spending time with other worshippers, greeting and chatting with some of them.

On the other hand, Eid in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Gulf states is being celebrated with traditional enthusiasm.

People in most parts of FATA including Mohmand, North Waziristan and Bajaur Agencies celebrated Eidul Azha with Saudi Arabia, though the official Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had announced Eid on Saturday across the country.

COMMENTS (4)

ali jan alibeik | 9 years ago | Reply

The photograph is from a kabul mosque

ali jan alibeik | 9 years ago | Reply

I thought pakistan was also part of the muslim world.

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