Bronx Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha

THE BRONX - Muslims all over the borough are celebrating Eid-al-Adha or the festival of sacrifice today.

Eid-Al-Adha marks the end of Hajj and is one of the holiest days in Islam. The day marks the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. The Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that all devout Muslims must make once in their lifetime.

Bronx Muslims gathered at the Islamic Cultural Center on Westchester Avenue. Many say the holiday is a time to spend with family and friends.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
Officials say an unidentified vehicle struck the victim 3 Man injured in hit-and-run on White Plains Road
4 Police: Man shot on Webster Ave. after dispute
The beginning of spring means the kickoff of 5 Carnivals begin to bloom in the Bronx

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.