Nepali Times

Eid al-Adha

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
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On Tuesday, Muslims in Nepal got together to celebrate Eid al-Adha also known as Festival of the Sacrifice. It is one of two Eid holidays observed by Muslims.

During the festival, Muslims commemorate Ibrahim’s test of faith in God. They believe Ibrahim committed to sacrifice his only son Ismail on the command of God. As he was about to sacrifice his son, God intervened and gave him a sheep to sacrifice instead of his son. To commemorate this test of faith Muslim families slaughter sheep or goats and share with family, friends and the poor.

Photojournalist Gopen Rai brings some glimpses from Kashmiri Jame mosque in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

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