UAE leaders perform Eid Al Adha prayers

Eid Al Adha marks the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage

UAE leaders performed Eid Al Adha prayers on Tuesday morning along with Muslims across the world.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai performed Eid Al Adha prayers at Zabeel Mosque.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan led Eid prayers at the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Mosque.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan also sent cables to kings, presidents and emirs of Arab and Islamic countries to greet them for Eid al-Adha.

Sheikh Khalifa expressed his well-wishes to the leaders and their people wishing them further health, progress and prosperity.

Eid Al Adha, known as the ‘feast of the sacrifice’, honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son to God. Before he could commit the act, God sent an angel to replace the sacrifice with a sheep.

During Eid, Muslims sacrifice an animal in commemoration of this act and divide it into three parts.

One third is for family, one third is for relatives, friends and neighbours and one third is given to the poor and needy.

Eid also marks the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.