Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest religious festivals of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country tomorrow with due festivity and religious fervour.
Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhajj 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 himself to the will of his father to please Allah. But the Almighty in his kind mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted country’s people as well as the Muslims across the globe on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha.
They issued separate messages praying that holy Eid-ul-Azha brings good for all with the rise of the ideology of sacrifice.
Eid congregations will be held in different Eidgahs and mosques of the country, including the capital.
The main congregation will be held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises at 8:0am.
However, if the weather remains unfavourable or if there is no congregation at the National Eidgah for any other reason, the main congregation of Eid will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 8:30am.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar (BB) and other private television channels and radio stations will air special programmes while newspapers will publish special supplements on the occasion.
Improved diets will be served to inmates of government hospitals, prisons, orphanages, safe homes, old homes and drug rehabilitation centres in the country.
All the Bangladesh embassies and missions abroad will celebrate holy Eid-ul- Azha.