Atlanta's Muslim Community Celebrates Eid al-Adha

Aug 21, 2018

Atlanta is home to one of the largest Muslim proportions in the country, according to the Pew Research Center.

This week, starting on Monday, thousands of Muslims across the metro area will observe one of the most holy days in the religion of Islam.

Eid al-Adha is known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ in Islam, commemorating the prophet Abraham and the sacrifice he promised to God.

 


 

 

To help us understand more about the holiday and the muslim community in Atlanta, GPB's Leah Fleming sat down with Dr. Nabile Safdar.

 

Safdar is a board member of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta and a radiologist at Emory University's School of Medicine.