Muslims believe Prophet Ibrahim's faith was tested when God commanded him to sacrifice his only son, the Prophet Ismail, and that the devil tried to talk Prophet Ibrahim (AS) out of submitting to God's will there. God's angel Jibra'il (Gabriel) replaced Prophet's son with a goat and so from that day, Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated by sacrificing a male goat.
Tuesday, 21 August marks Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday also known as the "Festival of Sacrifice".
Kyrgyz men walk past goat at the outdoors livestock market in Bishkek on August 20, 2018 on the eve of the Eid-ul-Azha festival, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, known locally as Kurban Bayram.
Eid ul Adha is the next Eid celebration in the Islamic calendar.
What is the difference between Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha? Eid al-Adha is a festivity celebrated on the 10 day of the Muslims' pilgrimage to Hajj.
A Muslim is supposed to share his sacrifice into three parts, a third for his family, the other to his acquaintances and the last as gift to other people.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Buhari will be celebrating this year's Eid-el Kabir with fellow kinsmen in his home town, Daura, Katsina state.
Can I participate in celebrations if I am not Muslim? It is celebrated with much more fanfare, as families come together to break their fast with a huge feast.
The day begins with Eid prayer which follows the regular morning prayer.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Muslims as they celebrate this year's Eid-el-Kabir.
The president of the Senate and Wazirin Ilorin was at the Eid Praying Ground, New Eid road, Ilorin, Kwara state with other Muslims.