BEIRUT: Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani announced Sunday that Eid al-Adha would begin next Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Higher Shiite Council is yet to issue a statement announcing the first day of Eid al-Adha, known to Muslims as the “Festival of Sacrifice.”
The three-day holiday marks the culmination of the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Qabbani wished the pilgrims a blessed and accepted hajj and implored God Almighty that when the next Eid al-Adha comes, Lebanon would have regained its security, peace and stability and the world’s Muslims would have regained their unity.
The mufti said in a statement he would lead the Eid al-Adha prayers at Mohammad Amin Mosque in Downtown Beirut at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 15.