How Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha coronovirus | Coronavirus epidemic news

Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, amid a coronovirus epidemic that has so far infected more than 16 million people worldwide.

Like Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday in May after the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are being encouraged to exercise caution and change the way they observe as a result of COVID-19 between July 30 and August 4.

Under normal circumstances, the day of Eid gathers in a mosque in the morning to participate in prayer.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has published recommendations on its website to promote external prayers and, if not, many times be encouraged to pray.

The MCB suggested that sufficient time should be arranged between the congregation and the hut, or sermons. It states that Eid wishes should be given without hugging or shaking hands.

Most of Eid’s comments involve meeting with family and friends and sharing a meal, but MCB advised that it is best to keep the numbers to a minimum and meet outside.

Some mosques in Canada are following similar guidelines, with Toronto’s Jama Masjid encouraging Muslims to reserve space for premature prayer at one of eight different time slots on their Smart Cart app is.

Crimean Muslims pray at the Great Khan Mosque on the first day of Eid-al-Adha (Qurban Bayram) in Bakhshisarai city in this file photo from 2014 [Max Vetrov/AFP]

For those who are unable to reserve a time, the Bosnian Islamic Association (BIA) in Toronto said that Muslims can still offer Eid prayers at home.

The BIA advised Muslims to follow Sunnah (the practices of the Prophet Muhammad) by wearing their best clothes (Islamic phrase from the Sunnah to God in prayer), as much as Fajr (the morning prayer) before the Eid prayers Prayer before) may occur. .

After the mosques were closed for more than two months, during Eid al-Fitr in May, Saudi Arabia announced that Eid prayers would be inside the mosques and not outside.

Its Islamic Affairs Ministry recommended following common precautionary measures, such as keeping two meters (six feet) of social distance and bringing a prayer rug of its own.

Most people in the world have implemented social disturbances as a basic measure, but in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians say they will gather with the family and celebrate Eid as usual as some cases have come to light.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, as of Monday there were only five people infected with coronovirus who were all in quarantine at the hospital. Seventy people have recovered from coronovirus since the outbreak.

“So far we have zero cases of coronavirus in Gaza [outside of the hospital]. Therefore it will not affect how we celebrate; It will be like that, ”31-year-old Karama Fard, an Arabic-language teacher from Gaza City, told Al Jazeera.

He added to his siblings living in Turkey, Belgium and Morocco that they would not be able to celebrate as usual under coronovirus measures.

“Here in Gaza we can celebrate, but unfortunately outside Gaza our families can’t celebrate and be with us,” Fadel said.

A Palestinian boy takes a goat to a farm, where livestock are sold for the upcoming Eid al Adha sacrifice in the northern Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian boy takes a goat to a farm, where livestock are sold for the upcoming Eid al-Adha sacrifice in the northern Gaza Strip [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

Meat distribution to the poor

A major part of Eid al-Adha is Qurbani (or Udhiya), which means sacrifice. Livestock – goats, sheep, cows or camels – that reflect Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham for Christians and Jews) sacrifice for God to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ismail).

Meat is also donated to the poor as well as neighbors and family. Every Muslim who has the economic resources should give his share to the poor.

Many donate money to their local mosque or organization, who in turn buy livestock and distribute meat to millions of people worldwide. All livestock should be treated hygienically and ethically.

MCB advises if to share Udhiya To create locally, contactless drop-offs.

Indonesia, which has the highest rate of coronovirus cases in Southeast Asia, issued a notice last month that prayer and slaughter of sacrificial animals are allowed in the congregation in areas at low risk of coronovirus transmission.

Workers at a cattle shop in Depok feed animals with hay

Coronovirus epidemic in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia as a worker feeds animals with hay in a grass yard. [Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters]

Other countries are also taking special precautions. In Hyderabad, India, a mufti issued a fatwa (legal opinion given by a qualified religious scholar) that Muslims could donate an equal amount of money to the poor instead of sacrificing an animal if they were unable to do so due to an epidemic Huh.

The fatwa comes as some fear coronavirus can spread if people go to markets to buy livestock or if people visit others while distributing meat.

Pakistani authorities have banned setting up small meat markets within cities and slaughter of animals in open places.

Pakistan’s top health officer Zafar Mirza said on Sunday, “I appeal to the citizens to avoid going to animal markets, and opt for online booking of slaughtered animals this year.”

Asad Omar, Pakistan’s planning minister and head of a coronovirus task force, said in a tweet in the past few days, “More than 500 illegal cattle markets across Pakistan were closed.”

The World Health Organization published a list of guidelines this week which includes designating a house in an area to be sacrificed, whose members observe physical disturbances throughout the process.


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