Bangladesh Celebrates Eid-ul-Azha amid Covid Upsurge

Muslim devotees offer Eid-ul-Azha prayer at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. || Photo: Collected

Muslim devotees offer Eid-ul-Azha prayer at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. || Photo: Collected

Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across Bangladesh with lesser fervour for the second time amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

The country is now battling the upsurge of Covid infections and fatalities with delta variant wreaking havoc, shattering the records of cases and deaths almost every day.

The Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zilhaj month of the lunar calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) on this day offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Almighty Allah some 4,500 years back.

But the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.

To commemorate this historic event, Muslims all over the world slaughter sacrificial animals and draw inspiration from the unique example of sacrifice to please Allah as shown by two great prophets — Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his son Hazrat Ismail (AS).

On the occasion, the Muslims across the country offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah.

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