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Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated amid festivity in country

by The Bangla Herald

The nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, today across the country with due solemnity and religious fervor.

Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zil Hajj month of the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day, some 4,500 years ago, offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS), who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah.

But the Almighty Allah in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.

To commemorate this historic event, the Muslims across the country offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah.

They also offered munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country as well as welfare of the Muslim Ummah.

The main Eid congregation was held at the National Eidgah near the High Court Bhaban here at 7.30am under the auspicious of Dhaka South City Corporation.

A total of five Eid congregations were held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.

The first Eid Jamaat was held at 7am while the next four Jamaats were held at 8am, 9am, 10am and 10.45am respectively.

Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Ehsanul Haque conducted the first Eid jamaat while the Mosque’s Muazzin (retd.) Hafez Kwari Md Ataur Rahman performed the duty of Muqabbir in the prayer.

National mosque’s Pesh Imam Maulana Muhiuddin Kasem conducted the second jamaat while other three jamaats were led by Mawlana Dr Abu Saleh Patowari, Muhtamim Maulana Syed Wahiduzzaman of Jameya Arabia of Mirrpur and Islamic Foundation’s Imam Maulana Mufti Mohammad Abdullah respectively.

Eid Jamaat was also held at the South Plaza of the National Parliament at 8am while Chief Whip of Parliament, whips, cabinet members, lawmakers and Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat officials and employees and devotees joined the jamaat there.

In the Dhaka University, Eid Jamaats was held at university central mosque -Masjidul Jamiya.

Besides, an Eid congregation was held at the historic Sholakia ground in Kishoreganj.

Adequate security measures have been taken by the law enforcement agencies to ensure law and order across the country, including the capital Dhaka marking the holy Eid-ul-Adha. Law enforces have also been asked to ensure smooth movement of vehicles on highways, waterways and train routes.

State-run Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar as well as other TV channels and radio stations are broadcasting special programmes on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Adha.

On Eid day, improved diets are being served to inmates of government hospitals, prisons, orphanages, safe homes and shelter centers.

Meanwhile, Dhaka south and north city corporations have taken preparations to remove garbage of sacrificial animals within 24-hour. The corporation authorities have requested the city dwellers to extend cooperation to their officials-employees to clean the city properly.

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