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Eid-ul-Azha tomorrow

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9th July, 2022 09:39:45 AM
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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.

To commemorate this historic event, Muslims across the country will offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah. They will offer munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country as well as welfare of the Muslim Ummah.

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.

A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. The first Eid Jamaat will be held at 7:00am while the second, third, fourth and fifth ones at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 10:45am respectively.

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.