Local Muslims celebrate "Feast of Sacrifice"

MARTINEZ, GA (WFXG) - Muslims around the world, including right here in Augusta, celebrated the start of one of Islam's biggest holidays on Saturday.

Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, commemorates what Muslims believe was Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmeal as a test of his faith in God.

The Islamic Community Center of Augusta held a prayer and ceremony today. The Imam says today was not just about sacrifice, however, but everyone working with another for the greater good.

"We should balance all of our relationships with the creator and the created. We should also balance our relationships with Muslims and non-Muslims," Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi said. "As a human being, and the children of Adam and the children of Abraham, we need to find that middle course. Where everyone can walk on that route and live their life properly."

The Imam said hundreds attended today's events.

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