Addis Ababa September 01/2017 Ethiopian Muslims are celebrating the 1438th Eid al-Adha festival across the nation.
Eid al-Adha is considered as the holier of the two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year.
It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael, as an act of obedience to God's command.
In his message to the faithful, representative of the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council Sheikh Kedir Hussein has called on the Muslim community to play their role in ensuring peace in the country.
He urged Muslims to combat religious fanaticism and extremism since they are barriers to peace and development.
Sheikh Kedir has stressed on the need to preserve the peaceful-coexistence among followers of different religions.