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Eid al-Adha Celebrated in Delhi Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Indian Muslims provide Eid al-Adha prayers on the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim’s religion in being keen to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in Old Delhi attracted a sizeable variety of folks for the early morning namaz.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 12:01 PM IST

Eid al-Adha was celebrated in Delhi on Saturday as folks provided namaz in mosques and carried out the ritual of animal sacrifice by strictly adhering to precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia greeted Delhiites on the competition.

“Hearty congratulations to you all on Eid al-Adha,” Kejriwal tweeted. Amid the pandemic outbreak, the devoted maintained social distancing and wore face covers as they visited mosques within the metropolis to supply prayers. They additionally averted hugging and shaking palms with one another after the prayers to stop the unfold of the an infection.

Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in Old Delhi attracted a sizeable variety of folks for the early morning namaz. Shahi Imam Mufti Mukarram of Fatehpuri Masjid stated, “People noticed social distancing and wore masks within the mosque throughout namaz. The mosque was full, however the quantity was lower than earlier years, as folks weren’t allowed to supply namaz on the streets.

“Eid al-Adha means Eid of sacrifices. We prayed for aid from the virus, peace and development of the nation and thanked the authorities to permit namaz in mosques with precautions towards COVID-19,” he stated. The competition, popularly referred to as Bakr Eid, marks festivities and sacrifice of animals, like goats and sheep, by folks to precise their devotion to God.



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