Eid al-Adha Is Being Celebrated In Many Countries, Including Middle East And US

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Jul, 2021. 01:01 pm
Eid al-Adha Is Being Celebrated In Many Countries, Including Middle East And US

Eid al-Adha is being celebrated with religious fervour in Europe, the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Japan and Afghanistan, as well as in other parts of the world, including Saudi Arabia, Palestine, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states.

Apart from Eid-ul-Fitr, the second most important Muslim festival is Eid-ul-Adha, which is celebrated from the 10th to the 12th of Zul-Hajj, the last month of the lunar calendar.

On Eid-ul-Adha, Muslims follow the Abrahamic tradition of sacrificing animals and distributing their meat among the poor and needy, as well as relatives.

This year, as last year, several major Muslim countries, including Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Algeria, issued special instructions for Eid gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Similarly, a limited Hajj was held this year, allowing 60,000 people in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, who had not only been vaccinated against coronavirus and did not suffer from any chronic illness. ۔

Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia will return to Mecca today after throwing stones at the devil. The Saudi government has provided pilgrims with sanitized pebbles in view of the coronavirus.

In most countries of the world, Eid-ul-Adha began with the performance of two Rak’ats of Eid prayers, while rockets landed at a nearby location during the Eid prayers at the Presidential Palace in Afghanistan.

Despite the ban on large gatherings due to the worst outbreak of the pandemic in Indonesia, Eid prayers were offered outside mosques and animals were sacrificed.

The country with the largest Muslim population is the worst affected by the coronavirus, with 1,338 people killed yesterday due to the epidemic, so roadblocks were set up to prevent people from travelling during Eid. , The country has strict restrictions on flights.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, had given an eight-day break due to Eid-ul-Adha in a lockdown to curb the spread of the pandemic despite an increase in coronavirus cases so that people could travel home to shop and celebrate Eid with their families.

Eid-ul-Adha is also being celebrated in neighbouring China today. Eid prayers were offered in the mosque of the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing in which Pakistani Ambassador, Moinul Haq, senior diplomats, officials, businessmen and people from other walks of life were present.

After the Eid prayers, animals were sacrificed and greetings were exchanged. There are about 20 million Muslims from more than 10 different ethnic minorities in China.

It should be noted that Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated tomorrow in some countries including Pakistan and India.

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