Eid al-Adha 2020: Muslim devotees offer prayers at the Jama Masjid in Delhi on Eid al-Adha today, also known as Bakrid. Unlike other years, Bakrid celebrations are less important this year among coronovirus epidemics.
In the paintings of Jama Madjid, devotees were seen to follow the COVID-19 guidelines and maintain social distance. As a precaution, the temperature of people entering Jama Masjid was also checked with a thermometer gun.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia told news agency ANI, “We have ensured all arrangements here. In fact, we have ensured a safe environment in many large and small mosques on this occasion. Namaz was performed at 6:05 am. “
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi prayed in the house on Eid al Adha.
ANI was quoted as saying by a devotee, “I love to come here on Bakrid. Everyone followed the lockout norms and Muslims first offered namaz at their homes. They followed all the rules and laws.” Another devotee, Amanullah said, “We are maintaining social distance. Things have changed this year due to COVID-19.”
Eid al-Adha’s greetings were posted on Twitter. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Rahul Gandhi of Congress, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Shah and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik were some of the early people who wished people on social media.
The festival of Eid al-Adha is celebrated for Ibrahim’s devotion to God. According to the legend, Ibrahim had dreams of killing his son Ismail to fulfill the wishes of God. But just as he was about to do so, Allah sent Archbable Jibrelle or Gabriel to place a sheep in place of Ismail. It is said that Jiberale told Ibrahim that Allah was pleased with his devotion and sent him to slaughter sheep instead of his son.
Historically, the ritual of sacrificing sheep or goat and preparing food has been practiced by Muslims since then. Traditionally, a portion of cooked meat is distributed among the poor and needy, another is kept at home for the people and the third portion is given to relatives. Eid al-Adha is about sharing and caring for people in all societies.