Gouripur (Mymensingh): The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslim Ummah, was celebrated with due solemnity, sense of sacrifice and religious fervour amid the Covid pandemic for the second consecutive year across Gouripur upazila of Mymensingh district on Wednesday.
During this three-day festival, Muslims were mandated to slaughter designated animals such as sheep, goat, cows, and camels - depending on the availability and cultural norms of the region.
This 'sacrifice is carried out in commemoration of Prophet Ebrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. Meanwhile, many people from different places came to their village homes to celebrate the festival with their near endear ones.
The main Eid congregation was held at the Madhyabazar Bara Mosque in the town at 8:00 am. Imam of Bara Mosque Mufti Maulana Mohammad Mustakim conducted the Eid congregation. Eid congregations of Dapunia Mosque, Keramatia Mosque, Bhaluka Mosque, Pasherkanda Mosque, Nurpur Golakpur Madrasa and Bokainagar Nizam Uddin (R) Aulia's Dargah Eidgah ground and various mosques and Eidgah grounds in the upazila were held. Leaders of different political and socio cultural organisations in their messages greeted the people.
Besides, on Tuesday morning about 2 hundred Muslims who are followers to the Sureshuri Mazar at Shariatpur, celebrated their Eid under the leadership of Pir Syed Shahnur Abtab Parvez Nuri at village Bahadurpur of this upazila in keeping with their tradition of observing religious festivals along with Saudi Arabia.
The first eid jamaat was held at the Darbar Sharif at 6:00 am and the second jamaat was held at 9:00 am maintaining health safety guidelines. Moulana Mohammad Ibrahim led the Eid jamaat in Gouripur. There was separate management for women jamaat
July 22, 2021