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Muslims commemorate Hajj

Nov 17, 2010 3:09:10 AM - itnnews.lk

Islamists worldwide commemorate Hajj, a significant religious festival today.

During the Hajj, Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Abraham. At the end of the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice).

In 2010, Eid al-Adha which began on the 16th of this month lasted three days. Devotees in their thousands are participating in the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. An opportunity has dawned for the Muslims in Sri Lanka to commemorate the Hajj festival with equal distribution of  the bonds of brotherhood.