Marking the end of annual haj

Women attending prayers on the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, which commemorates the prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, the holiday marks the end of the a
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Women attending prayers on the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, which commemorates the prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, the holiday marks the end of the annual haj pilgrimage to Mecca that is undertaken by millions of Muslims from all over the world.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2017, with the headline 'Marking the end of annual haj'. Print Edition | Subscribe