Eid al-Adha is celebrated in memory of the events described in the Koran. According to the Muslim Holy Scripture, Abraham once had a dream in which Allah demanded him to sacrifice his son Ishmael, testing Abraham’s faith. The prophet passed the test, and Allah spared his son, sending him a sacrificial lamb instead. Muslims do not treat the sacrifice as Allah’s thirst for blood or meat, but as their own display of faith and meekness. After the sacrifice, Muslims usually give most of the sacrificial meat away to those in need.
In 2019, Eid al-Adha is celebrated on August 11.
The traditional prayer venue for Muslims will be the Sokolniki Culture and Leisure Park (Sokolniki metro station), where thousands of muslims gather annually.This year, a festive prayer organized by the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia will be held on August 11 on Sunday according to the following schedule:
- reading of the Holy Quran at 5.30
- the sermon begins at 6.00
- the beginning of the holiday prayer at 7.00.
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We also remind you that since 2011 it has been forbidden to carve animals directly in the courtyards of Moscow - for this purpose specialized farms and slaughterhouses have been created in the near Moscow region. You can order meat with home delivery.