• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: Thousands of Moslems in Lagos flocked to the city's praying grounds on Wednesday for the celebrations marking the feast of Eid-El-Kabir--hold to commemorate Abraham's unflinching obedience to God after he attempted to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

  • Description

    SYNOPSIS: Thousands of Moslems in Lagos flocked to the city's praying grounds on Wednesday for the celebrations marking the feast of Eid-El-Kabir--hold to commemorate Abraham's unflinching obedience to God after he attempted to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

    More than five thousand worshippers turned out at Rows Park in the Yaba district for the special ceremony of prayer. Millions of Moslems all over the world were celebrating the feast at the came time.

    The long processions towards the praying grounds had caused traffic jams in the city as early as sever in the morning. The ceremony took place early in the morning and was finished by ten o'clock. Most of the congregation spent the morning In silent prayer before the official ceremony began.

    The Chief Iman, Alhaji Liadi Ibrahim, reminded all Moslems of Abraham's symbolic sacrifice. He appealed to all Moslems throughout the world to follow the example and to learn from the lesson that Abraham was ready to sacrifice his own eon to the will of God.

    Following the prayers, the sacrificial ram was then slaughtered by the Chief Iman, and the bloodstained ??? displayed to the crowd.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADM3EK6ZSJDUVF3PRCTTM9QUIN
    Media URN:
    VLVADM3EK6ZSJDUVF3PRCTTM9QUIN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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