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Ghorban Definition

Ghorban Feast: Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice, Greater Eid is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. The meat is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the other third is given to the poor and needy.Eid Ghorban is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura 2 (Al-Baqara) Ayah 196 of Quran. Like Eid e Fetr, Eid Ghorban begins with a prayer of two Rakaat followed by a sermon.The word "Eid" appears in Sura al-Mai'da of Quran.Eid Ghorban is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Lunar Islamic month of Zolhajjeh. Eid Ghorban celebrations start after the Hajj: the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide.

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