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More than 15 million Muslims have prayed in mosques of Uzbekistan for Eid al-Adha - RIA Novosti, 8/21/2018

TASHKENT, 21 Aug — RIA Novosti. More than 15 million people on Tuesday have taken part in a feast's prayer in the Uzbekistan mosques in one of the main Muslim holidays — Kurban-hayit (Eid al-Adha), have reported RIA Novosti in the press service of Management of Muslims of the republic. The Muslim holiday Kurban-hayit (Eid al-Adha) falls on the tenth day of sacred month to Zul-Hidzha. According to Islamic tradition, in honor of a holiday each Muslim has to sacrifice a ram, a cow or other house cattle. Eid al-Adha also marks the end of a hajj — an annual pilgrimage to Mecca. In Uzbekistan this year a holiday three days — are for the first time celebrated from August 21 to August 23. Since 1992 in Uzbekistan where more than 90% from the 33-million population practise Islam, the days off two Muslim holidays — Kurban-hayit and Ramazan-hayit who this year was also for the first time celebrated three days — on June 15-17 annually appear. Eid al-Adha: as celebrate a holiday in Russia and in the world "this year in more than 2 thousand mosques of Uzbekistan the festive Mohammedan prayer was read by more than 15 million people. In a prayer this day believers are called for good, mercy, spiritual clarification" — have reported in Management of Muslims of Uzbekistan. The feast's prayer in the central mosque of Tashkent "Hazrati Imam" has sounded at 05:55 (03:55 Moscow time). There more than 50 thousand Muslims have gathered, for their convenience the subway and buses in Tashkent have begun work at 05:00 (03:00 Moscow time). In days of celebration of Kurban-hayit Muslims have to make a sacrifice ceremony. Making a sacrifice has to prepare a dish from meat of a sacrificial animal and treat with him everyone. On a visit relatives, friends, neighbors come to such entertainment. A traditional festive dish — pilaf — will be cooked in all makhalla (local quarters) where to a table inhabitants of vicinities, elderly and people from needy families are invited. By tradition on this holiday Muslims visit graves of relatives, people clean cemeteries, put in order the territory.© of the RIA Novosti / Maxims adjoining to them Bogodvid Pereyti in an image bank Putin has congratulated Muslims on the holiday Kurban-bayramv the past weekend through the whole country has taken place хашар — the national community work day dated for Kurban-hayit and the Independence Day of Uzbekistan which for the 27th time will be celebrated in the country on September 1. As transfers national the agencies of Ouse with reference to republican charity foundation "Makhallya", on August 18-19 16,4 million people have taken part in a hashara. Within two days the territory by total area more 45th thousand hectares has been arranged well, more than 48 thousand kilometers of aryk and channels are cleaned, over 9 thousand cemeteries and about 800 places of worship are put in order, over 12 million trees have been whitewashed and cut. Also have involved more than 17 thousand pieces of equipment in a community work day. In days of a hashar houses for 16 thousand needy families have been also repaired, financial support is provided to 22 thousand by the person in need, from them more than 14 thousand — disabled people and lonely a press



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