President Alvi, who offered the Eid prayers at Faisal Mosque, stressed upon understanding the hidden significance of selflessness and sacrifices associated with the auspicious occasion.
Muslims believe that as Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God stopped his hand and gave him a ram in place of his son. Ibrahim was eventually given a lamb to sacrifice instead.
This weekend approximately 2 billion Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha, which commemorates Prophet Abraham's test of sacrifice. It is the second of the two most important Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year.
Here is a selection of pictures of celebrations from around the world on Monday.
Al-Adha represents the start of a four-day long festival of sacrifice, with its roots being traced back to Prophet Abraham and the sacrifices his family made.
"During this holiday, Muslims exchange the greeting "Eid Mubarak" or 'blessed Eid.' Each year, some 2 million Muslims, including thousands of American Muslims, go on Hajj".
Eid al-Adha is being celebrated today and Bollywood stars like Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and more took to social media to wish their fans.
Eid Mubarak is pronounced in English like "eed mu-buh-ruck". On this auspicious festival of Eid al-Adha 2019, here is a handsome collection of Bakrid Mubarak wishes, greetings, WhatsApp messages, stickers and GIFs.
What are the observances for Eid al Adha?
Eid al Adha begins with a performance of communal prayer at daybreak on its first day. You too can download special Bakrid or Eid al-Adha Whatsapp stickers and send your wishes via the messaging application.
"Eid Mubarak!" The president earlier declared August 12 a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid Al-Adha.
In honour of this, Muslims may sacrifice an animal such as a sheep, goat, camel or a cow during the festival.