Amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, devotees from throughout the nation, celebrated Eid al-Adha by providing prayers at mosques and at their houses on Saturday.
At Delhi’s Fatehpuri Masjid, the devotees have been seen providing prayers whereas following all COVID-19 norms.
Usually, folks on the event greet one another with hugs however this time individuals are wishing one another — Eid Mubarak — maintaining 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 through the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), within the previous quarters of Delhi, India, August 1, 2020.
“Now we have ensured that we’re cautious that we don’t hug one another. We might 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 yr and final yr due to the pandemic. However regardless of all of this, we’ve got come right here to learn the namaaz.”
Boys wash a goat earlier than it’s slaughtered through 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 effectively.
Nonetheless, in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, the celebrations have been curtailed as weekend restrictions are in place from Friday until Monday, limiting devotees to supply namaz at house.
Devotees in Amritsar have been additionally seen providing prayers on the Khairuddin Mosque amid gentle rainfall on the event of Bakra Eid. The devotees have been seen sporting masks and have been seen sustaining social distancing as effectively.
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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) through the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), within the previous 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 reality, we’ve got ensured a secure atmosphere in a number of large and small mosques on this event. namaz can be provided at 6:05 am,” mentioned Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
Muslims supply Eid al-Adha prayers on the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) through the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), within the previous 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 house, they adopted all the foundations and laws. We’re nonetheless adhering to the foundations,” mentioned a devotee.
One other devotee, Amanullah informed ANI that there’s an atmosphere of worry however everybody right here adopted norms with a view to keep secure amid the COVID-19 disaster.
“We’re sustaining social distancing. Issues have modified this yr because of COVID-19,’ he added.
Eid in the Valley
A Kashmiri boy sporting a face masks stands close to goats tied outdoors his house 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 houses. Chatting with ANI, Ali Mohammad, a resident of Srinagar mentioned: “Due to COVID-19 individuals are anyway staying at house. Our administration has additionally requested folks to not supply the Eid-al-Adha namaz at mosques and shrines, and individuals are following the orders.”
He added that often, Eid-al-Adha is a busy affair for folks within the metropolis, however this yr everyone seems to be preferring to remain at house 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, nonetheless, important providers retailers remained open within the metropolis.
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