Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha
Muslims from across the world have gathered in various places to celebrate the holy day of Eid-al-Adha.
In Nairobi, Muslim faithful gathered at the Sir Ali Muslim Club Mosque to celebrate Eid-al-Adha.
It is a celebration that brought together religious leaders to mark the end of this Festival of the Sacrifice of Eid.
Deputy Chief Sheikh Rashid Ali Omar graced the celebration and called on all Kenyans to embrace unity and peace.
The Sheikh Omar said every year, millions of Muslims travel from around the world to Saudi Arabia to complete the Hajji pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca.
He said the essence of Eid-al-Adha is to retrace the steps of the Prophet Mohammed and the recount of Muslims devotion to God.
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“The day remembers the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to,” he added
Omar used the event to urge the Government to put in place security measures to protect Kenyans, especially in the Northern frontier.
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He further asked the Government to initiate a dialogue with teachers to end the ongoing strike which has paralyzed learning in all public schools for four weeks now.
The celebrations saw hundreds of sheep and goats sacrificed in Nairobi’s Pangani area where the event was held and the meat shared among friends, family, and the poor.
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