Jordan: Hundreds gather for Eid-al-Adha prayers in Amman

Hundreds of people celebrated Eid al-Adha in Amman on Friday, with prayers taking place in front of the city's Khader Atieh mosque. Woshippers listening to the Imam and praying on prayer mats could be seen. «We experienced the atmosphere of Eid as we were used to. Everyone was committed to the public safety procedures as issued by the Minister of Health,» said Amman resident Mahmoud al-Qaryouti. Eid al-Adha, or the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice,’ is the second of two globally celebrated holidays in Islam, the other being Eid Al-Fitr Eid al-Adha is an Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide to honour the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. Just as Ibrahim was about to sacrifice him, God gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead, and Eid al-Adha commemorates this intervention. Animals are often sacrificed on the holiday to remember the offering.
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