Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Adha

Muslims pray while celebrating the Eid al Adha festival at Adjame mosque in Abidjan Ivory Coast in 2018

Eid-ul-Adha is a celebration by Muslims globally to commemorate the symbolic sacrifice of Ibrahim's only son, Ismail.

Muslims across Waterloo Region are celebrating a major religious holiday.

Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid, is marked by by sacrificing an animal that is close to the devotees as they prove their devotion.

One of the most important holidays of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha marks the height of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. In many parts of the world, Muslims also celebrate by sacrificing a goat or a lamb and sharing it with their friends, family, and less fortunate.

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Sheikh Dr Thaqeel Sayer Al Shammari, Court of Cassation judge and Supreme Judiciary Council member, who led the prayer, delivered the Eid sermon in which he urged worshippers to ponder the deep meanings of Eid Al-Adha, the deep meetings of performing the Eid prayer because it is a ritual of Islam.

The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the well-being of the Ummah and progress, prosperity, safety and security of the country. The celebrations continue with visits to friends and family, exchanges of gifts and feasts. It takes place at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque at 2445 Waverley St.

But given the Trump administration's travel ban on Muslim-majority countries and recent "send her back" attacks on Muslim congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar, the 37-year-old's tweet was slammed as "insincere".

This year, Eid-ul-Adha will begin in the evening of Sunday, August 11, 2019, and ends in the evening of Monday, August 12, 2019.

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