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Here Are Stunning Images From the 2017 Eid al-Adha Edition of #BlackOutEid

It's one of our favorite times of the year.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam!


Today marks the official end of Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holy day held yearly during Hajj, the five-day pilgrimage to Mecca.

Also known as "The Feast of Sacrifice," it's one of the two major holidays where Muslims around the world congregate to give thanks and celebrate.

"We're honoring when Abraham was told to sacrifice his son and God allowed him to sacrifice a sheep instead," says Aamina Mohamed, the creator of the hashtag, #BlackOutEid.

Mohamed started #BlackOutEid three years ago to highlight diversity within the Muslim community though the lens of young black Muslims as they celebrate the holy holiday.

The hashtag has already made an impact in the digital space and Mohamed is moved by that.

"I'm actually pretty amazed at the continued self-sustaining support," she says. "I think of it a lot like, 'Wow, this is going to be amazing to look back on in 15 to 20 years. It's like a in real-time archival experience."

Take a look at the 2017 Eid al-Adha capsule of #BlackOutEid below:

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