Muslims in East New York celebrate Eid al-Adha

In East New York and around the world, Muslims are marking the holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is

The holiday commemorates the readiness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son on God's command.

The holiday commemorates the readiness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son on God's command. (10/15/13)

EAST NEW YORK - In East New York and around the world, Muslims are marking the holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice.

Eid al-Adha is one of Islam's most important holidays. Muslims around the world slaughter sheep, cows and goats during the four-day celebration, giving much of the meat to the poor.

Observers of the holiday say it serves as a reminder to always be good to your neighbors.

The holiday commemorates the readiness of the Prophet Ibrahim, known to Christians and Jews as Abraham, to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. Worshippers say Allah intervened giving Ibrahim a lamb to sacrifice instead.  

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