Local Muslims celebrate Festival of Sacrifice at Fleischmann Park

Naples resident Haneef Shakur listens to the story of Abraham at an Eid Ul-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, celebration hosted by the Islamic Center of Naples at Fleischmann Park Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in Naples. The festival celebrated by Muslims throughout the world commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son as a commandment of God who then provided a ram to be slaughtered instead. The festival also concludes the annual Hajj season where millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as a religious duty. David Albers/Staff

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Naples resident Haneef Shakur listens to the story of Abraham at an Eid Ul-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, celebration hosted by the Islamic Center of Naples at Fleischmann Park Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in Naples. The festival celebrated by Muslims throughout the world commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son as a commandment of God who then provided a ram to be slaughtered instead. The festival also concludes the annual Hajj season where millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as a religious duty. David Albers/Staff

— As Muslims around the world celebrate the Eid Ul-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, roughly 80 local Muslims gathered for a local celebration Wednesday at Fleischmann Park Community Center in Naples.

The annual festival commemorates Abraham's readiness to obey Allah and sacrifice his son. To some Islamic individuals, this son is Ishamael. He did this as a commandment of God who then provided a ram to be slaughtered instead. The story of the prophet Abraham from the Quran parallels similar stories of Abraham in the Old Testament of Christianity and the Torah of Judaism.

The festival also concludes the annual Hajj season where millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as a religious duty.

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