In pics: Thousands perform Eid al-Adha prayer, celebrate across Egyptian governorates



Sat, 09 Jul 2022 - 08:37 GMT


Sat, 09 Jul 2022 - 08:37 GMT

Prayers perform Eid al-Adha at Azhar Mosque, Cairo

Prayers perform Eid al-Adha at Azhar Mosque, Cairo

CAIRO – 9 July 2022: Thousands of Egyptians have performed the Eid al-Adha Prayer at mosques across governorates, while security and precautionary measures were tightened.


Prayers were not allowed inside mosques’ vicinity without facial masks and prayer mats, while social distance was applied among them.




By the end of the prayer, floods of balloons were untied and rained mosques’ vicinity in a show of celebration of the feast.


Some mosques distributed presents and candies to the children, while some prayers took pictures of themselves and their families and friends at the mosques.




In Cairo, there were 449 mosques and allocated areas to receive prayers during Eid al-Adha prayer time.


Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli issued Monday a decree designating July 9 - 14 as Eid Al Adha holiday for all workers at the ministries, governmental agencies, public authorities, municipal units, state-owned companies, and public enterprise firms.




Muslims have regular and well-known customs and traditions for their celebrations, which usually includes praying, slaughtering animals, family gatherings, visiting relatives and hanging out.

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.



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