In Pictures: Pakistan, India celebrates Eid -ul-Azha together

Muslims in Pakistan, India joined the in Eidul Azha celebrations on Saturday. Many offered animal sacrifices, commemorating Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

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A man distributes meal to people on the first day of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
A man distributes meal to people on the first day of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim’s faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Muslims believe Prophet Ibrahim’s faith was tested when God commanded him to sacrifice his only son Prophet Ismail. Ibrahim was prepared to submit to the command, but then God stayed his hand, sparing his son.

The meat from the sacrifice is usually distributed among the poor and to family members, after a share is kept for personal consumption.

People prepare to slaughter a camel on the first day of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
People prepare to slaughter a camel on the first day of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim’s faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

 

This Eid symbolizes with the unprecedented act of Prophet Ibrahim(AS) when he was ready to sacrifice his son Ismael(AS) at the plains of Mina to fulfill the command of God All Mighty.

A young Kashmiri girl looks on during clashes between protestors and Indian government forces in Srinagar on September 2, 2017. Clashes broke out after Eid prayers in Srinagar on September 2, with Indian police and paramilitary forces firing tear smoke shells and pellet guns at hundreds of protesters throwing rocks at them near the main Eidgah prayer ground. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA
A young Kashmiri girl looks on during clashes between protestors and Indian government forces in Srinagar on September 2, 2017.
Clashes broke out after Eid prayers in Srinagar on September 2, with Indian police and paramilitary forces firing tear smoke shells and pellet guns at hundreds of protesters throwing rocks at them near the main Eidgah prayer ground. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

God was so pleased with the act that HE replaced Ismael with a lamb; and then for many centuries this became the part of Hajj, and those who don’t perform pilgrimage to the Muslims holy House Kaabah; they sacrifice livestock and distribute the food to poor, needy class

Indian Muslim devotees offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on September 2, 2017. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.  / AFP PHOTO / Money SHARMA
Indian Muslim devotees offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on September 2, 2017.
Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. / AFP PHOTO / Money SHARMA

 

A young boy yawns as Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in Hyderabad on September 2, 2017. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM
A young boy yawns as Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in Hyderabad on September 2, 2017.
Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice in commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM

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