That is the second consecutive yr that the group needed to limit celebrations owing to the lethal virus that has claimed many lives and whose impact continues to be being felt throughout the state and nation.
The pageant, also referred to as Bakrid, is noticed on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijja, the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It additionally marks the top of Haj pilgrimage, which was cancelled this yr as properly owing to the pandemic.
The pageant is well known to mark the sacrifice of Prophet Abraham, who obeyed the command of Allah to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail. Nonetheless, Allah stopped the sacrifice and positioned an animal in his son’s place.
“The pageant attraction was clearly lacking. We provided prayers at our properties following Covid tips and prayed for peace, prosperity, brotherhood and finish of the pandemic,” stated Hafizur Rehman, an entrepreneur within the metropolis.
“We not solely missed the attraction of providing mass prayers on the mosques but in addition the enjoyment of inviting company dwelling to share within the pageant spirit. Nonetheless, we needed to compromise it the deal with of Covid-19 nonetheless persists and saving lives is extra essential that festivities,” stated Sajid Khan, a university pupil.
Anjuman Islamia Ahle Sunnat O Jamat of Cuttack, a physique of Muslims, took each care to have fun the pageant peacefully within the metropolis, stated president of the organisation, Abdul Ahad (Hadi babu).