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China’s Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, as 100,000 worshippers gather at Urumqi

Muslims in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, came together on Monday to celebrate Eid al-Adha, known as the Corban Festival in China, which is one of the most important Islamic festivals of the year. “Corban” comes from the Arabic word “qurbani,” meaning sacrifice. During the festival, many Muslims travel to Mecca to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage, while others who stay behind slay livestock as a sacrifice to Allah. Our reporter in Urumqi tells us more, where some 100,000 worshippers are gathering at the Yanghang Mosque. 

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