Eid al-Adha 2017: When is it? Everything you need to know about the Muslim holiday | The Independent

Eid al-Adha, or ‘the feast of the sacrifice’, is the second Eid festival of the calendar year, which honours Ibrahim’s commitment to God when ordered to offer up his only son – not named in the Qu’ran as Ismail but widely accepted in Islamic literature as so – as a sacrifice. As he prepared to carry out the act, Satan appeared to Ibrahim attempting to deter him from his task, but the devout man threw stones to repel the devil.

 

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