Eid al-Adha, which in Arabic literally means ‘festival of the sacrifice’, marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Despite hot weather, Muslims across Kuwait celebrated Eid Al Adha with full of energy and zeal. Various Indian community associations had organized special Eid prayers in their local languages across Kuwait.
Many Muslims also performed Qurbani (sacrifice) in Kuwait by purchasing goats/sheep from local market and getting ritual done at slaughterhouse.
Millions of Muslims around the world are also celebrating the Eid al-Adha religious holiday on Sunday/Monday.
Eid al-Adha, which in Arabic literally means the “festival of the sacrifice”, commemorates the story of the Muslim Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith.
Muslims believe Ibrahim was commanded by God to sacrifice his son, Ismail. The belief holds that God stayed his hand, sparing the boy, and placing a ram in his place.
Although the majority of Muslims will celebrate the four-day holiday starting Sunday, for many, including those living in the India and Pakistan, Eid al-Adha will not begin until Monday.1