A different Eid being celebrated all over the country
Published: 12:04 PM, 25 May 2020
A different kind of Holy Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated all over the country including the capital amidst the prevailing situation of coronavirus. After a month-long fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, the devout Muslims of the country have performed Eid prayers in the hope of gaining Allah’s pleasure.
In other years, Eid Jamaat is held at Eidgah ground, but this time prayers have been organized in the mosque. Besides, it has been asked to perform prayers keeping social distance, no Eid hugging at the end of prayers, and not shaking hands. A special prayer has been offered to get rid of the deadly virus at the end of the prayers.
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Holy Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in the district in a joyous atmosphere. The main Eid congregation was held at 7:00 am at the city’s central Jame Mosque. The second Eid Jamaat was held at the same mosque at 7:45 am and the third Eid at 8:30 am. Imam of Central Eidgah Jamaat Noman Al Habib offered the Eid Jamaats.
Meanwhile, Eid prayers were held in different parts of the city including Jamea Yunusia Mosque, Vadughar Shahi Jame Mosque, Kumarshil Mor Madina Mosque, Sherpur Jame Mosque, Police Lines Jame Mosque, Medda Bus Stand Jame Mosque. During the Eid prayers, special prayers were offered for the peace of the Muslim Ummah as well as liberation from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Eid prayers were held in Natore following the health rules and the instructions of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The congregations were held in different mosques of the district from 6:30 am to 9:00 am on Monday. Local imams and khatibs offer these prayers in 3,032 mosques in the district.
Abul Kashem, deputy director of the Natore Islamic Foundation, said all mosques in the district had complied with the health guidelines. “No Eid hug or disobedience to instruction was seen at the end of the prayer,” he added.
Holy Eid-ul-Fitr congregation has been held at the mosque in Gopalganj seeking the welfare of the country and the nation and liberation from coronavirus. Eid Jamaat was held simultaneously in all the mosques of the district at 8:00 am. Maulana Hafizur Rahman offered the main Eid Jamaat (Court Mosque) of the district. Besides, the second congregation was held at 8:30 am and the third at 9:00 am.
Eid-ul-Fitr Eid Jamaat has been held in Mymensingh with due dignity and solemnity. No Eid Jamaat was at any Eidgah under the direction of the government in the prevailing situation by the coronavirus.
However, despite maintaining social distance in the mosque, most of the pilgrims came to pray without masks, disobeying the instructions of the government, but no hug or handshake was seen after prayers.
Eid is being celebrated differently in Jashore like the rest of the country. Eid congregation has been held in the mosque as per the health guidelines and the government instructions. It goes without saying that there was no presence of elders and children in Eid Jamaat like other years. There was no hug at the end of the prayers.
Before performing the prayers, the devotees brought Janamaz (prayer mat) with them. Besides, they entered the mosque disinfected. Then sit in a line while maintaining a physical distance. At the end of the prayers, a special prayer was held seeking liberation from coronavirus to Allah. After the prayers, the worshipers quickly left the mosque.
Holy Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in 64 unions of 6 upazilas of Nilphamari. On Monday morning, Eid prayers were held in three stages in different villages of the district. Eid prayers were performed in the mosque instead of the Eidgah or open space due to the coronavirus situation.