Amid Covid-19 pandemic, India woke up on Saturday to glimpses of Muslim devotees arriving at mosques and offering prayers to mark the second most important Islamic festival – Eid-ul-Adha.
Eid-ul-Adha, which is also known as Bakrid or Eid Qurban.
It is one of the most important Muslim festivals across the world. This festival which is also coined as ‘feast of the sacrifice’, is observed on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, which is the twelfth month according to the Islamic calendar.
Eid-ul-Adha is the feast of the sacrifice.
Eid-ul-Adha, more commonly known as Bakr-Eid, is the feast of sacrifice. Happy Bakrid, the sacrifice feast, the festival is marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for Allah.
Post the sacrifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbors and especially to the poor and the needy
One of the two most prominent Islamic festivals after Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid-ul-Adha is one of the two most prominent Islamic festivals celebrated around the globe, the first one being Eid-Al-Fitr, which is also known as Ramadan Eid.
Devotees were seen visiting mosques while maintaining social distancing.
With lockdown restrictions eased in parts of the country, devotees were seen visiting mosques while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks as preventive measures to keep Covid-19 at bay.
The mosque authorities at various places ensured checking body temperature of the devotees and provided them with hand sanitiser.
Muslim devotees were unable to pray in mosques on Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Covid-19 lockdown had led to the closure of religious places, including mosques, due to which Muslim devotees were unable to pray in mosques on Eid-ul-Fitr in May. The Centre had allowed religious places to reopen from June 8 under Unlock 1.
Under Unlock 3 guidelines, religious functions and other large congregations continue to be prohibited.
Devotees on today morning offered namaz at Delhi’s Jama Masjid.
With lockdown restrictions considerably eased in the national capital, several mosques, including Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi, held the prayers today on the auspicious occasion. Devotees on Saturday morning offered namaz at Delhi’s Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.
From President to Prime minister everyone sends out their wishes via twitter
“Eid Mubarak! Idu’l Zuha symbolises the spirit of sacrifice and amity which inspires us to work for the well-being of one and all. On this occasion, let us share our happiness with the needy and follow social distancing norms and guidelines to contain COVID-19 spread,” President Kovind tweeted.
ईद मुबारक। ईद-उल-जुहा का त्योहार आपसी भाईचारे और त्याग की भावना का प्रतीक है तथा लोगों को सभी के हितों के लिए काम करने की प्रेरणा देता है।
आइए, इस मुबारक मौके पर हम अपनी खुशियों को जरूरतमंद लोगों से साझा करें और कोविड-19 की रोकथाम के लिए सभी दिशा-निर्देशों का पालन करें।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 1, 2020
“Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society. May the spirit of brotherhood and compassion be furthered,” PM Modi posted on Twitter.
Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society. May the spirit of brotherhood and compassion be furthered.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2020
Whereas Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also tweeted “May this Id-ul-Zuha bring peace, harmony and prosperity in our lives, country and the world.”
Under these circumstances, we have to be content with a modest celebration and strictly adhere to the safety protocols of wearing masks, practicing physical distancing and personal hygiene during all our celebrations,” he wrote.
From our team “Voixindia” our warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Zuha .