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PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Wish People On Eid-Al-Adha: Highlights

Celebratory messages have been pouring in from political leaders, celebrities and prominent figures across India and world.

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Wish People On Eid-Al-Adha: Highlights

Eid-al-Adha: People offer namaz at Delhi's Jama Masjid

New Delhi:

Eid-al-Adha, Bakra Eid or Bakrid is is being celebrated today by Muslims across the globe. Also called the "festival of sacrifice", it is one of the most important festivals for Islamic followers as it marks the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham. According to the legend, the Prophet was challenged by God to prove his faith in Him and to do that, the Prophet had to sacrifice something that he held very dear to him.

The Prophet's steadfast faith in God had prompted him to offer his 13-year-old son, Ismail, for sacrifice. Moved by this willingness of the Prophet to prove his devotion to Him, God sent the angel Jibra'il or Gabriel to place a goat in the place of Ibrahim's son.

From that day onwards, followers of Islam celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing male goats.

Here are the Highlights of Eid celebrations:

Aug 12, 2019 15:49 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Hosts Eid Lunch For Kashmiri Students 

Aug 12, 2019 13:08 (IST)
Eid Prayers In Baramulla, Kashmir

Aug 12, 2019 12:40 (IST)
Aug 12, 2019 12:28 (IST)
CRPF DIG Dinakaran extends Eid wishes

"As sweets and smiles are directly related to festivals, CRPF Jammu distribute both at Eidgah Jammu on this Eid-al-Adha. Eid Mubarak to you all," he tweeted. 
Aug 12, 2019 11:58 (IST)
Sonia Gandhi Sends Eid Wishes

In her first message after assuming charge as the interim Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has wished people on Eid al-Adha. "May this auspicious occasion bring peace, good health and happiness to all," she was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. 
Aug 12, 2019 10:03 (IST)
Aug 12, 2019 09:46 (IST)
Visuals of Eid celebrations from Delhi's Jama Masjid

(Photo credit: AFP)
Aug 12, 2019 09:34 (IST)
Former Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives at Jama Masjid on Parliament street to offer Namaz on Eid

Aug 12, 2019 09:29 (IST)
Devotees pray at Eidgah Mir Alam in Hyderabad  

Aug 12, 2019 09:15 (IST)
People praying at mosques on Eid in Kashmir

Aug 12, 2019 08:47 (IST)
Aug 12, 2019 08:43 (IST)
PM Modi Wishes Nation On Eid-Al-Adha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
Aug 12, 2019 08:22 (IST)
Eid Mubarak: President Ram Nath Kovind also wished everyone on Twitter
"Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters in India and abroad. Idu'I Zuha symbolizes love, fraternity and service to humanity. Let us commit ourselves to these universal values that represent our composite culture," he tweeted.
Aug 12, 2019 08:21 (IST)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, "Greetings and my good wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. May this day further strengthens and deepens the bonds of peace and harmony in our society."
Aug 12, 2019 08:19 (IST)
Amitabh Bachchan wished everyone on Eid

Aug 12, 2019 08:18 (IST)
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted:
"Eid Mubarak to Muslims all around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha! Wishing you health, happiness and joy!"
Aug 12, 2019 08:17 (IST)
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju wished everyone on Twitter on the occasion:
"Eid Mubarak! May the divine blessings of Allah bring you hope, faith and joy on Eid Al-Adha and forever. Wish all of you a joyful Eid-al-Adha," he tweeted.