Amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, devotees from throughout the nation, celebrated Eid al-Adha by providing prayers at mosques and at their properties on Saturday.
At Delhi’s Fatehpuri Masjid, the devotees had been seen providing prayers whereas following all COVID-19 norms.
Usually, folks on the event greet one another with hugs however this time persons are wishing one another — Eid Mubarak — retaining in thoughts the significance of social distancing to fight the virus.
A Muslim boy sporting face masks leaves the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) after Eid al-Adha prayers throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), within the outdated quarters of Delhi, India, August 1, 2020.
“Now we have ensured that we’re cautious that we don’t hug one another. We’d be wishing one another by saying Eid Mubarak,” mentioned one of many pilgrims.
One other devotee added, “We’re adhering to the orders handed by the administration of sustaining social distancing on the mosque. There’s a stark distinction within the celebrations this 12 months and final 12 months due to the pandemic. However regardless of all of this, we have now come right here to learn the namaaz.”
Boys wash a goat earlier than it’s slaughtered throughout the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Adha, amid the unfold of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), inside an alley in Mumbai, India, August, 1, 2020.
A number of worshippers additionally assembled outdoors a mosque within the nationwide capital’s Usmapur space of Northeast Delhi as nicely.
Nonetheless, in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, the celebrations had been curtailed as weekend restrictions are in place from Friday until Monday, limiting devotees to supply namaz at residence.
Devotees in Amritsar had been additionally seen providing prayers on the Khairuddin Mosque amid gentle rainfall on the event of Bakra Eid. The devotees had been seen sporting masks and had been seen sustaining social distancing as nicely.
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Temperature Examine at Jama Masjid in Delhi
Devotees on Saturday morning provided namaz at Delhi’s Jama Masjid on the event of Eid Al-Adha. The temperature of devotees was additionally being checked with thermometer gun, as a precautionary measure to include the unfold of coronavirus.
A policeman takes the temperature of a Muslim man arriving to supply Eid al-Adha prayers on the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), within the outdated quarters of Delhi, India, August 1, 2020.
A lot of devotees flocked Jama Masjid on the event.
“Now we have ensured robust preparations right here. In actual fact, we have now ensured a secure atmosphere in a number of huge and small mosques on this event. namaz will likely be provided at 6:05 am,” mentioned Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
Muslims provide Eid al-Adha prayers on the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), within the outdated quarters of Delhi, India, August 1, 2020.
“I really feel actually good to be right here on this event. Everybody adopted lockdown norms and even Muslims had earlier provided namaz at their residence, they adopted all the principles and laws. We’re nonetheless adhering to the principles,” mentioned a devotee.
One other devotee, Amanullah advised ANI that there’s an atmosphere of worry however everybody right here adopted norms with the intention to keep secure amid the COVID-19 disaster.
“We’re sustaining social distancing. Issues have modified this 12 months attributable to COVID-19,’ he added.
Eid within the Valley
A Kashmiri boy sporting a face masks stands close to goats tied outdoors his residence on Eid in Srinagar, Indian managed Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, is marked by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim’s religion in being keen to sacrifice his son.
Whereas the remainder of India celebrates, folks in Srinagar are avoiding to go to Mosques in view of the COVID-19 outbreak and they’re providing prayers at their properties. Chatting with ANI, Ali Mohammad, a resident of Srinagar mentioned: “Due to COVID-19 persons are anyway staying at residence. Our administration has additionally requested folks to not provide the Eid-al-Adha namaz at mosques and shrines, and persons are following the orders.”
He added that often, Eid-al-Adha is a busy affair for folks within the metropolis, however this 12 months everyone seems to be preferring to remain at residence as a result of ongoing pandemic. “Everyone seems to be praying that the pandemic ends quickly,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, Jammu is observing a weekly lockdown on Saturday, nevertheless, important providers retailers remained open within the metropolis.
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