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Eid Festivals

Eid-ul-Azha prayers offered at Mecca, Muslims around world celebrate Eid

MECCA: Eid-ul-Azha prayers have been offered at Masjid al-Haram, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and Al-Masjid an-Nabawī, also called the Prophet’s Mosque at Medina in Saudi Arabia on Friday (today). Pilgrims will move to Mina where they will perform the ritual of ‘stoning of the jamarat or the devil’ and sacrifice animals. On Thursday, around one hundred and seventy-nine thousand Pakistanis among the two million Muslims in Maidan-e- Arafat performed the Waqoof-e-Arafat, the key ritual of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Dr.…