Eid-ul-Zuha festival celebrated with piety with Covid guidelines

22-07-2021

Bhopal: Eid-ul-Zuha festival was celebrated on Wednesday with piety and devotion. This time also there was no congregational prayer in Idgah, while 50 men offered special prayers in mosques. Namaz was offered at 6:15 am. The Ulemas had appealed to the people to follow the Covid guidelines.
With all Covid-19 protocols in place, devotees offered namaz on Wednesday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha.
 In the capital city, devotees were seen offering namaz at city mosques. However, no mass gathering was seen at Idgah for Bakrid prayers this year. Only a limited number of devotees were allowed to offer namaz in mosques, while others offered namaz for the occasion at home.
City Qazi Syed Mushtaq Ali Nadvi has also advised the people to take care of cleanliness. People prayed for the end of Corona. Along with this, they also prayed for humanity, good rains, maintaining social harmony. The special thing is that this time goats worth 80 crore were sold on Eid. This is the second year when the congregational prayers of Eid-ul-Zuha were not offered at the Idgah. But in other mosques, people offered prayers while following Covid guidelines. Barricades were put up on the roads leading to Idgah on Tuesday evening. Police force has been deployed there as a precaution. On the other hand, till the night there was hustle and bustle in the markets.
The BMC has made special arrangements with social workers to maintain cleanliness on Eid. On Wednesday, 42 temporary slaughter houses were built in the city. More than 30 vehicles will be deployed to collect the remains of the sacrifices that take place in these slaughter houses and homes.
Bhopal Serving Humanity Group (BSH) has been campaigning for cleanliness on Bakrid for the last few years. Group leader Syed Faiz told that his group members have been running awareness campaigns for cleanliness on Bakrid for many days. 70 volunteers of his group will monitor, give advice to the people and coordinate with the municipal corporation.
The holy festival of Eid-ul-Zuha, also known as the 'festival of sacrifice' or Greater Eid, is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic or lunar calendar.
Eid is an occasion of joy and peace, where people celebrate with their families, let go of past grudges and make meaningful connections with one another.