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Eid al-Adha

When Hazrat Abraham was just about to sacrifice his son ALLAH had mercy on him and replaced Hazrat Iashmael by a sheep which Abraham then sacrificed After the Stoning of the Devil, the pilgrims perform animal sacrifices, to symbolize ALLAH having mercy on Abraham. At the same time as the sacrifices occur at Mecca, Muslims worldwide perform similar sacrifices, in a three day global festival called Eid al-Azha.