Eid-ul-Azha, also known as Bakri Eid, was celebrated amid the crona crisis across State on Saturday. No social programmes were conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in State on the occasion. No mass Namaj-e-Did was orgnised in mosques and idgahs in the state capital in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus infections.
The people from Muslim community performed ‘Qurbani’ on the occasion. Qazi-e-Shahar Maulana Mohammad Ali Farooqui said that the Eid-ul-Adha is observed on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar. The significance of the festival is associated with Ibrahim and his son Ismael and their devotion to Allah. The Eid-ul-Azha is revered as the festival of sacrifice, which encourages Muslims to offer their most loved objects or belongings to God. Muslims sacrifice a goat, a sheep or any other animal to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to surrender his son Ismael to fulfill Allah’s command. Ibrahim was determined to do what Allah wantedhim to do.
And on the day when he decided to make the supreme sacrifice, Shaitan attempted to dissuade him, but he drove the evil away and proceeded further. Allah was pleased by his devotion, and a message was sent through Jibreel to Ibrahim. And the message granted life to Ismael and Ibrahim was asked to offer a sheep instead. The people sacrifice an animal and divide the meat into three equal portions. The Muslims keep one for themselves while they give the other two away to relatives and the needy, Farooqui added.