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    Posted September 30, 2014 by
    gorkemkeser
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    istanbul, Turkey
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    I am a Muslim in America

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    Eid al-Adha inTurkey

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photojournalist Gorkem Keser shared pastoral photos of people celebrating Eid al-Adha in Istanbul, Turkey. The holiday honors Abraham, who offered to sacrifice his unborn son as a sign of submission to God. Keser is a Muslim, but he said he doesn’t celebrate this particular holiday. Eid al-Adha begins on October 4.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Photographer: Görkem Keser

     

    Eid al-Adha also called the Feast of the Sacrifice is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year . It honors the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his promised son. Ishmael (Ismail)a as an act of submission to God's (Allah) command, before God then intervened to provide Abraham with a lamb to sacrifice instead. (Credit: Wikipedia)

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