Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated today
27 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Eidul Azha will be celebrated today (Saturday) across the country with religious fervour and renewed pledge to work for national solidarity, integrity and prosperity of the country.
Eidul Azha is celebrated in the commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's (AS) readiness to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail (AS) for Allah.
Eid prayers will be offered at Eidgahs‚ principal mosques and open places across the country while special prayers will be offered for the prosperity of the country and unity among the Muslim Ummah. It will be followed by offering sacrifices of animals by the faithful in accordance with the Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi.
In the federal capital‚ the main Eid congregation will be held at the Faisal Mosque.
Meanwhile, thousands of people celebrated Eidul Azha on Friday in the suburbs of Shabqadar and Shamshto and other towns of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas.