Tuesday, 19 October, 2021
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Five Eid jamaats to be held at National Mosque

Five Eid jamaats to be held at National Mosque

Five Eid jamaats will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque from 7 am on the day of Eid-ul-Azha.

Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh revealed the schedule in a press release on Sunday.

The first Eid jamaat will be held at 7am and the next at 8am,9am, 10 am and 10:45 am.

Eid-ul-Azha, the 2nd largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated in Bangladesh on July 21.

This year local administrations in consultation with public representatives and local dignitaries will take decision whether  Eid prayers would be held at mosques, Eidghs or open fields considering the Covid situation in their respective areas and maintaining recommended health guidelines.

The Religious Affairs Ministry issued some guidelines on offering  Eid-ul-Azha prayer on Tuesday.

As per the guidelines, no prayer mat will be allowed at mosques and mosques will be disinfected before prayers.

The devotees have been asked to bring prayer mats from home.

The devotees must wear masks inside mosques and avoid using prayer mats and caps that were stored earlier there.

It also suggested devotees to go to mosques with wadu and wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap.

Soaps, hand sanitizers and water should be available at the place where people make Wadu or at the entrance of mosques or Eidgahs.

Devotees should maintain social distance following health guidelines.

Children, elderly people, people with physical ailment, and those involved in taking care of patients will not be allowed to attend Eid prayer.

All have to abide by the directives of the Health Service Division, local administration and law enforcement agencies.

Besides, the devotees were requested to shun handshaking and hugging after the Eid prayer which has been a common practice throughout the world.

The Religious Affairs Ministry urged Imams and managing committees of mosques to ensure proper implementation of the directives.