Eid-ul-Adha celebrated with religious fervor across Jammu and Kashmir  

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By Fast Kashmir on 22/08/2018.

Eid-ul-Adha celebrated with religious fervor across Jammu and Kashmir   

Big congregations at Eidgah Srinagar’

Srinagar, Aug 22: Both the young and the old thronged mosques, big and small, in Srinagar city, towns and villages in the morning for the main prayers on Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice.

Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Adha on wednesday with piety and traditional gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir.

Muslims came out early morning dressed in their finery to offer the special Eid congregational prayers at mosques and later hugged and greeted each other with ‘Eid Mubarak’ before setting off for the ceremonial sacrifice of cattle.

Pic by, Shah Jahangir/FK

Eid prayers were held peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir as people exchanged warm greetings with each other, barring some incidents of sporadic clashes in the valley.

Large Eid gatherings were held at Hazratbal Shrine, Eidgah grounds and other places in Srinagar city and also in Baramulla, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Anantnag, Badgam, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian districts.

Reports of clashes between stone pelting youth and the government forces came in from Srinagar, Anantnag and Sopore towns. Police said the clashes started after the Eid prayers..

Eid prayers were offered by huge congregations across the Kargil district. The biggest congregations were seen at Jama Masjid Kargil, Islamia School, Eidgah and Masjid Noorbakshia where thousands of Muslims offered Eid prayers.

The prayers were organized by Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Islamia School and Jammat -e -Ahle Sunnat Kargil, Anjuman Noorbakshia.

During their sermons, Imams appealed for peace and prosperity among Muslim ummah.

Pic by, Shah Jahangir/FK

Eid ul-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Zilhajj or Zulhijja and coincides with the Haj Day or Arafat Day, to commemorate the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim (AS), Prophet Ismail (AS) and his mother Hazrat Hajira (AS).