Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim( A.S)
Muslims around the world observe this day to celebrate the conclusion of Haj, which is one of the pillars of Islam. Typically there’s a feast and a meeting of family, laughter and for those so inclined, a dash of henna to mark the festive occasion.
On this day, every muslim offers Namaz e Eid in the mosque, or at designated special places, the Eid prayer is offered early morning, after that the process of Qurbani starts, and the meat is distributed among the poor and family members. Special meat dishes are prepared on this day at every house, and the meat of sacrificed animal is cooked.
But like every other thing this time around Eid ul adha will not be the same with the government has issued SOP’s to prevent the spread of the virus like it did after eid ul fitr.
The Ministry of National Health Services on Sunday issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for mitigation of the spread of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.
General preventive measures for Eid Prayers include, Thermal Screening for all persons entering the mosques at the entry gates should be arranged, Provision of hand sanitizer at the gate of mosques, mosques must close no later than 10 minutes after the prayer ends, and Imams should deliver the sermons on the topic of the virus and preventative measures that Government of Pakistan has taken in order to slow the spread to give individuals an active role in promoting the health and safety of the members of society
Whereas, preventive measures that should be followed during slaughtering activity are the site of slaughtering should be away from general public and living areas, Crowding at slaughtering should be avoided, only necessary persons should be allowed to be present at the site.