Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated under strict guidelines
Published : Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 at 8:00 AM Count : 214
The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated on Wednesday with COVID-19's Delta variant wreaking havoc across the country.
The first Eid congregation was held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque amid coronavirus pandemic maintaining the government's recommended health guidelines.
Festivities have begun on a muted note against the backdrop of nearly 160,000 active coronavirus cases and over 200 deaths on average over the last two weeks.
The Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zilhajj month of the Hizri 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.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha during this trying time of pandemic.