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"Id al-Adha." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Sep 21, 2020. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e969>.

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"Id al-Adha." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e969 (accessed Sep 21, 2020).

Id al-Adha

Feast of the Sacrifice. Also known as Greater Bayram. Celebrated at the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the month of pilgrimage. Unblemished animals are sacrificed in commemoration of the ram substituted by God when Abraham was commanded to sacrifice his son, Ishmael , as a test of faith. Only a portion, usually one-third, of this animal's meat is to be consumed by the family offering the sacrifice. The rest is to be distributed to the poor. For those not on pilgrimage, the celebration includes visits to mosques and to the graves of relatives. It lasts for three days and includes the distribution of gifts and sweets as well as receiving and visiting extended family.

See also Hajj

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