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Photos: A Peaceful Eid ul-Adha In Feroz Shah Kotla

14/09/2016 4:24 PM IST | Updated 15/09/2016 9:13 AM IST
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On Tuesday, 13 September, Muslims the world over celebrated Eid al-Adha or the "Feast of Sacrifice", which is held to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son before God intervened. Symbolizing this, many Muslims sacrifice livestock and then distribute some of the meat to the poor. That's not all there is to it, of course. Muslims also offer prayers, visit relatives, commemorate departed loved ones and spend the day feasting with their family. The festival is about a lot more than the "rivers of blood" that are shown on news sites.

Here, I've captured a gentler side of Eid ul-Adha, one marked by worship and time spent with family, at the 14th-century Feroz Shah Kotla Mosque in New Delhi.

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