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The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has asked Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of peace and unity as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

This time around, goats are highly on demand as Muslims offer goats as sacrifice during Eid ul-Adha. Just before sacrificing his son, God provided Prophet Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead after he successfully passed the divine test.

During Eid celebrations, Muslims greet each other by saying Eid Mubarak, which means "Blessed Eid". Bakrid is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Eid ul Adha is the next Eid celebration in the Islamic calendar. Hajj is a pilgrimage all Muslims must take at least once in their lives.

Ibrahim and his wife travelled to Mecca to carry out the sacrifice, and where met with distractions.

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But roads and 134 bridges have been damaged, cutting off remote areas in the hilly districts of Kerala which are worst affected. Panic-stricken people have been making appeals on social media for help, saying they can not get through to rescue services.

The words can also be translated as "Happy Eid" or "Blessed Celebration".

They throw three stones, each bringing them closer to God as they repent the Devil. According to the religious beliefs, it is mandatory for all Muslims who can afford the sacrifice to do it on an auspicious day.

According to him, the meat or blood of the sacrificed ram can not reach but Allah is only concern about the piety of a believer. Muslims worldwide celebrate Bakrid by sacrificing a male goat as a symbol of the sacrifice made by Ibrahim. In commemoration of the event, Muslims sacrifice animals and divide it into three parts - the family retains one-third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbours; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

Scores of pilgrims gathered at the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina, early in the day, for Eid prayers.


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