Hundreds of Muslims in Metro Manila mark Eid al-Adha with prayer


Posted at Aug 11 2019 09:15 AM

MANILA -- Hundreds of Muslims in Quezon City and Manila gathered Sunday to celebrate Eid Al-Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice.

One of the two main celebrations in Islam, this year's Eid Al-Adha celebration was marked by fair weather, a departure from the rainy mornings of previous days.

In Quezon City, preacher Ustadh Fahad Tambara reminded Muslims of lessons from the story of Abraham's sacrifice of Ishmael: obeying one's parents and enduring trials and problems.

Dances and family gatherings also marked the occasion, which was an opportunity for the Muslim community to come together.

Some 3,000 Filipino Muslims are expected to gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

At the the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila, the morning prayer began at 5 a.m., followed by the Imam's sermon at 7 a.m., after which lamb and cow will be sacrificed for the feast. 

-- Reports from Anjo Bagaoisan, Jekki Pascual, and Fred Cipres, ABS-CBN News