Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice

Muslims have been celebrating the first day of Eid Al-Adha, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Traditionally sheep are slaughtered during the three-day festival, a tribute to the Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice of a lamb after God spared Ismail, his son. They will consume some of the meat and give the rest to the poor. Muslims believe Ibrahim's faith was tested when God commanded him to sacrifice his only son. A version of the story also appears in the...

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