Prayers offered on Last Friday of Ramzan, rituals followed at homes


 Devouts pray to Allah to get rid of disease- Eid will be celebrated on 13 or 14 with simplicity 
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal

Ramadan month has reached its final phase. On Friday, the last Zuma prayers for this month were performed according to the Covid Guideline. Here, after the completion of 24 rozas or fast, only 5 or 6 days of roza are left before Eid will be celebrated. On the completion of the 29th day of the month, the Eid celebration date will be fixed after seeing the moon of Eid on Wednesday. It is customary to celebrate last Friday of the month of Ramzan with devotion and gaiety in Bhopal. But due to the Covid and lockdown situation, a limited number of people offered prayers in all the small and large mosques of the city. People prayed by staying in homes and prayed to get relief from this difficult period soon.
Every year, the sighting of the Ramzan moon brings joy and happiness for Muslims, as this is the holiest month for them, during which they refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for 30 days.
The lockdown has resulted in many changes in iftar gatherings in the city. Iftar parties for ‘rozedars’ in the city no longer conjure up the image of mouth-watering kebabs with the aroma of lip-smacking biryani wafting all over the place.
With markets closed and meat supply hit due to the lockdown, Muslims observed Ramzan without their favourite kebabs and other chicken and mutton dishes. Since rituals are being followed at home, no one ventures out in the market places. There used to be vendors selling kebabs and biryani in the past, but things are different this time. 

Shab-e-Kadr on Sunday
Shab-e-Kadr, which is one of the special Ibadat nights of Ramzan month, will be celebrated on Sunday night. The Islamic belief about this night celebrated on the 26th and 27th night is that on this night the Quran was landed from the sky. 
24 days of Ramadan, which started from April 14, have been completed. After 29th Roza, Majlis-e-Shura city will perform the ceremony of viewing the moon in the presence of Qazi Syed Mushtaq Ali Nadvi. The festival of Eid will be celebrated on 13 May if the moon is seen on this day. Eid will be celebrated on May 14 if the moon is not visible.
Many people have lost their loved ones during the pandemic. Many families are struggling with diseases. The economic condition of the people has also deteriorated due to the closure of business for months. Markets are also not opening up for purchase of necessary things. Due to which this year also, like last year, Eid will be celebrated in homes with simplicity.