Publish: 01 Aug 2020, 10:29 am
Eid-ul-Azha, the second major religious festival of Muslims, is being observed across Bangladesh on Saturday.
Millions of Muslims in the morning prayers in mosques around the country seeking divine protection, harmony and prosperity for the nation as well as for the Muslim Ummah.
Throughout the congregations, the devotees received divine help to resolve the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the flood that had already ravaged half of the country 's districts.
Though the government directed to give prayers within mosques and not in open spaces to monitor the spread of COVID-19, reports from Mymensingh, Khulna and Jashore said that devotees had to offer prayers outside mosques to hold social differences from room constraints within mosques.
The country’s main Eid-ul-Azha congregation was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital at 7:00 am. A total of five more congregations were scheduled to be held until 11:10 am.
Strict security measures have been taken to ensure the health and protection of mosques during the Eid congregation.
In the footsteps of the Eid ceremonies, Muslims execute practices of killing cattle. They will distribute the sacrificial meat to family members , relatives, and the needy.
President Abdul Hamid, prime minister Sheikh Hasina, leader of the opposition in parliament Rawshan Ershad and Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued separate messages, greeting the Muslims in Bangladesh and all over the world on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
The Eid-ul-Azha holidays that began yesterday will end Sunday.
State-run BTV and private television channels, as well as radio stations, have been broadcasting special programmes on the occasion of Eid.
The main Jamaat in Chattogram was held at Jamiatul Falah Masjid, at Town Jame Masjid in Khulna, at Sadar Upazila Parishad Jame Masjid in Barishal, at Hazrat Shahjalal (Rh) Sharine Mosque in Sylhet, at Hazrat Shah Makhdum (Rh) Central Jame Masjid in Rajshshi and the main jamaat in Mymensingh will be held at Eidgah Masjid in the city, reports media.
on this day, the 10th of the Arabic month of Zilhajj, 4,000 years ago, Prophet Ibrahim (AS) agreed to surrender his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted his father's wish to please almighty allah. Yet in His benevolent grace, the Almighty spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead placed a sheep to be slaughtered.