Eid-ul-Adha, the Muslim ritual of sacrificing animals, is being celebrated on August 01 (today) with full religious zeal amidst strict precautionary measures.
The day dawned with special eid prayers in mosques for well-being of the Ummah and progress and prosperity.
Eid congregations are being held at mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages across Pakistan with implementation on SOPs.
To highlight the significance of this day, religious scholars, in their Eid sermons will highlight the importance to follow the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
However, in the Federal Capital, the main Eid congregation will be held at the Faisal Mosque.
The government has advised the faithful to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for containing the COVID-19 while performing the ritual of sacrificing animals.
It was also urged that while offering Eid prayers, they should keep distance, and avoid hugging others and instead extend only greetings.
Special Greetings on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Adha
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have extended Eid-ul-Adha greetings and urged upon the nation to be more dedicated and help the poor, particularly in a situation amid coronavirus.
In his message to the nation, President said one must not forget the deserving people. The president felicitated the entire Pakistani nation and the Islamic world on Eid-ul-Adha, and said that “surely this happy occasion will bring a lot of happiness and accomplishments in our life”.
He said Allah Almighty tested His chosen servants by putting them to various challenges.
“These great personalities have been fully successful in the tests, giving us a lesson that the key to success is to be steadfast in the face of trials and difficulties and to be ever ready to make any sacrifice” he said.