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Eid al-Adha marked with calls for peace

FILE: Muslims at a prayer function in Juba

The Muslim community have started the Eid al-Adha festivities with calls for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation in South Sudan.

Over the week, Muslims across the world will continue to celebrate the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim made out of his strong faith to God.

It is written that Ibrahim showed a willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, but Allah replaced Ismail with a lamb.

Those who spoke to Eye Radio say, the festive season signifies the willingness of South Sudan to turn to God for deliverance despite the hardships they go through every day.

“Eid Al-Adha is unique from other festivities. It is a feast of reconciliation, you share with your neighbors, brothers and sisters, and Islam is a religion of peace and reconciliation.”

“On this Eid, we share the food we have with our neighbors, we eat breakfast together and invite our relatives and beloved ones. The festival brings us closer to Allah. Happy Eid to all of us.”

Eid Al-Adha is the second of two holidays celebrated by Muslims each year, and is considered holier.