Muslims from across Rwanda came together at Kigali Pele Stadium in Nyamirambo on Wednesday, June 28, to celebrate Eid al-Adha and offer prayers for peace, sustainable development, and security in the country. Eid al-Adha, known as the Festival of Sacrifice, commemorates the profound act of obedience to God by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), who was willing to sacrifice his son Ismael. This occasion symbolizes the significance of sacrifice and demonstrates devotion to God. ALSO READ: A guide to understanding Eid al-Adha During the celebration, the Mufti of Rwanda, Salim Hitimana, led a prayer, beseeching God to continue supporting Rwandan people in their endeavors to achieve national development. We pray for the unwavering commitment of Rwandans towards achieving development. Please grant us your continued support as we strive to attain it, he prayed. May our nation be a destination that is frequented and cherished by people worldwide. We implore you to ensure the safety and peace of our land. On this auspicious day, more valuable than any other, we humbly offer our prayers to you, he added. Speaking to The New Times, members of the Muslim community shared their perspectives on the significance of Eid al-Adha. Asumani Nzasengamungu, a resident of Nyamirambo, expressed his joy on this day due to its profound meaning. Ibrahim was prepared to sacrifice his son, following God's command. However, God intervened and provided a heavenly lamb for sacrifice instead. That lamb not only replaced the sacrifice of Ibrahim's son but also symbolizes the liberation of all our children from such sacrifices. Today, we celebrate this divine intervention, he said. Sonia Aisha, another Muslim residing in Nyamirambo, emphasized the special nature of Eid al-Adha in Islam, as it provides an opportunity for gathering with loved ones. I will be celebrating with my family and have invited some friends to join us at home. It's a joyous day filled with shared meals, prayers, and heartfelt conversations, she said.