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Muslims to gather Saturday for Eid Al Adha

Charlotte area Muslims will gather Saturday morning to mark Eid Al Adha.

The holiday commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as a sign of obedience to God, who intervened and a lamb was slaughtered instead.

The group will also celebrate the completion of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca millions make every year. The gathering will begin at 8 a.m., with prayers at 9 a.m., at The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. Tim Funk