Egyptians perform Eid Al-Adha prayer- Youm7
CAIRO – 20 July 2021: Amid precautionary measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, a hundred thousand Egyptians performed Eid Al-Adha prayer on Tuesday.
Amr bin Aas mosque
Major mosques of Al-Azhar, Amr bin Aas, Mustafa Mahmoud in Cairo and Giza were full of worshippers with their families who started celebrating these days with prayer performance.
Mosques in other governorates witnessed a high turnout of worshippers.
In Kafr El Sheikh
Eid Al-Adha is the most significant feast for Muslims worldwide, as it marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.
The Adha honors the day when Prophet Ibrahim -peace be upon him- was ordered to sacrifice his son, Ismael, and because of his obedience, God substituted Ismael with a ram, and this day has become a feast for Muslims since that day.
“And We have ransomed you with a mighty sacrifice” - Qur’an 37:107
In Islam, the sacrificed animal during Al-Adha is divided into parts, in order for the animal’s owner to be able to give a share of the meat to the needy people.