Egyptians are performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today- Karim Abdel-Aziz. Egyptians are performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today- Karim Abdel-Aziz.

In Pics: Egyptians perform Eid al-Adha prayer

Sun, Aug. 11, 2019
CAIRO – 11August 2019: Millions of Egyptians headed to more than 6,500 areas to perform Eid al-Adha prayer on Sunday morning, celebrating the Grand Feast which is one of the two most important Islamic holidays.

Egyptians are performing Eid- al-Adha prayer at Moustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandessin district of Giza on August 11,2019- Egypt Today- Maher Iskander
Egyptians are performing Eid- al-Adha prayer at Moustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandessin district of Giza on August 11,2019- Egypt Today/ Maher Iskander





Egyptians are performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today- Karim Abdel-Aziz.
Egyptians are performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today/ Karim Abdel-Aziz.


The Ministry of Endowment has allocated a total of 6,505 areas for performing the prayer and appointed 13,000 Imams to give the Eid sermons nationwide. Some of the allocated praying areas were set in vicinity of some churches.

A pigeon flies over Egyptian payers during performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11,2019- Egypt Today- Hussein Tallal
A pigeon flies over Egyptian payers during performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11,2019- Egypt Today/ Hussein Tallal



A father plays with his baby after performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today- Karim Abdel-Aziz.
A father plays with his baby after performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today/ Karim Abdel-Aziz.


After the prayer, the Egyptians greet each other and give the children gifts of sweets and money.

Girls enjoy Eid al-Adha happiness and joy after performing Eid prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today- Karim Abdel-Aziz.
Girls enjoy Eid al-Adha happiness and joy after performing Eid prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today/ Karim Abdel-Aziz.


African students of al-Azhar waiting for Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today- Karim Abdel-Aziz.
African students of al-Azhar waiting for Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today/ Karim Abdel-Aziz.


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi along with a number of ministers and statesmen, performed Eid prayer at Massa Mosque in New Alamein City.

A boy plays with a balloon after thousands of Egyptians performed Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today- Karim Abdel-Azizi
A boy plays with a balloon after thousands of Egyptians performed Eid al-Adha prayer at Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11, 2019- Egypt Today/ Karim Abdel-Azizi



Egyptians are performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11,2019- Egypt Today- Hussein Tallal
Egyptians are performing Eid al-Adha prayer at Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque in Old Cairo on August 11,2019- Egypt Today/ Hussein Tallal


Eid al-Adha lasts for four days and honors the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his first-born son, Ismail, as an act of submission to God’s command.

A street vendor sells grilled sweet potatoes to Egyptians after Eid al-Adha prayer outside Moustafa Mahmoud mosque in Giza on August 11,2019- Egypt Today- Maher Iskander
A street vendor sells grilled sweet potatoes to Egyptians after Eid al-Adha prayer outside Moustafa Mahmoud mosque in Giza on August 11,2019- Egypt Today/ Maher Iskander


Egyptian women perform Eid- al-Adha prayer at Moustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandessin of Giza on August 11,2019- Egypt Today- Maher Iskander
Egyptian women perform Eid- al-Adha prayer at Moustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandessin district of Giza on August 11,2019- Egypt Today/ Maher Iskander

 
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