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‘Feast of Sacrifice’

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Muslim women perform a morning prayer marking the Eid al-Adha holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia, today.

Traditionally Muslims all over the world slaughter cattle and goats, with some distributing the meat to the needy, during the holiday, which, according to Islam, honors the prophet Abraham for preparing to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the order of God, who was testing his faith.

It is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar, marking the end of the Hajj, the annual…

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