The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second major Islamic religious festival, will be celebrated across the country tomorrow (Saturday) with great reverence and religious devotion.
Eid-ul-Azha celebrates the 10th day of the month of Zilhajj on the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day, about 4,500 years ago, donated his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who voluntarily submitted to his father’s will to please Allah. But the Almighty in His great mercy saved Hazrat Ismail (AS), instead sending a ram to be sacrificed.
To celebrate this historic event, Muslims across the country will offer prayers in the churches and offer animal sacrifices in the name of Almighty Allah. They will offer the munajat who seek the divine blessings of peace, progress and prosperity of the world and the well-being of the Islamic Musah.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sakhile Hasina issued separate messages, greeting Muslims in Banglapan and around the world during Eid-ul-Azha.
In addition, opposition parliamentary leader Begg Raushan Ershad also greeted the nation on the eve of the holy Eid-ul Azha festival.
Considering the global COVID-19 epidemic, including Bangladesh, Muslims are set to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha in accordance with strict health regulations.
The festival looked as unpopular as in previous years as many countries banned traditional Eid churches as part of anti-coronavirus measures.
Bangladeshi officials have urged people to stay in their current homes to disrupt plans for large family gatherings in the homes of their ancestors as part of desirable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival with millions under strict home and home conditions many fear a coronavirus rehabilitation.
The government has officially declared three holidays – Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Eid. Government officials and workers have been asked not to stay at work during the Eid holidays.
At the time, a public notice from the Ministry of Religious Affairs stated that “Islam encourages the practice of Eid prayer in Eidgah or in an open space. However, in view of the safety of health, worshipers are instructed to perform prayers in mosques, following public participation. more than one jamaat will be arranged at different placement times.
“And with all the health guidelines to be followed by dedicated people, it has failed to determine which government officials and police will take legal action,” the public said.
The following are the health and safety guidelines that a person should adhere to when performing the Eid prayer in the masks:
Mosques should not use carpets on their floors. The rooms themselves should be cleaned with antiseptic five times a day, following each prayer. Worshipers should bring their own prayer spaces and hats.
Hand sanitizer or laundry soap and water should be kept in front of the mosques so that everyone can wash their hands before entering. Everyone must wear a mask inside the mosque.
Cleaning should be done before going to the mosque.
Worshipers in the same line should maintain a distance of at least three meters from each other.
Lines should not be made up of consecutive lines, but other lines.
Children, the elderly, the sick, and those taking care of their patients are not able to associate with the congregation.
The general guidelines of the health care department, local authorities, and law enforcement agencies must be followed to ensure public safety.
Mosque management committees must ensure that guidelines are followed. Failure to ensure adherence could lead to legal action against the administration of the mosques.
Every year, city companies and district administrators organize a mid-Eid prayer in all regions of the country.
But this year, government officials will not organize Eid prayers for open reasons following the decision.
Prime Minister Sakhile Hasina has already ordered no