KARACHI: Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on Wednesday (tomorrow) with religious fervor in Pakistan to commemorate the great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS).
The day will dawn with special prayers at mosques for well-being of the Ummah and progress, prosperity and security of the country.
Eid prayers congregations will be held at mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages with strict adherence to all the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of COVID-19.
Ulema in their sermons of Eid will highlight the significance of the philosophy of great sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim and Hazrat Ismail (AS).
People will offer sacrifice of animals to follow Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
Karachi bans visit to seaview beach
The Karachi’s Seaview beach has been closed for public ahead of Eid ul Adha as the city’s administration has decided to impose a ban on visit to the seaside during the Eid holidays.
Eid around the world
Eid ul-Adha is being celebrated today in the Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia as well as in Europe, America, Africa, Central Asia and Turkey. Muslims in the Far East, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam are also celebrating Eid today.
Eid prayers were held on a limited scale at Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi (SAWW). Special prayers for the safety of the Muslim Ummah were also offered on this occasion.
Eid-Ul-Adha SOPs :
• Mosques must close no later than 10 minutes after the prayer ends.
• Windows and doors of the mosques should be kept opened for good ventilation during the duration of the prayer.
• No carpets or mats to be laid down in mosques because the virus is airborne.
• Clean floors for prayers must be ensured by washing them with chlorinated water regularly.
• Every person should wear face/surgical mask.
• Worshippers should bring their own Prayer mat / janamaz and not leave them behind after the prayer.
• perform wudhu at home.
• t avoid handshake.
• Worshipers must maintain social distancing by keeping two meters’ distance between each other, and every other row should be left empty
• Water coolers should not to be used.
• Restrooms and ablution sections must be closed.
• Avoid crowding when entering or exiting the mosques.
• Sick & elderly and children under 15 years of age will not be allowed.
• Discourage socializing within the mosques after prayer.
• The site of slaughtering should be away from general public and living areas.
• Crowding at slaughtering should be avoided; only those who are necessary may be allowed at the site.
• Try and maintain a distance of 2-meters.
• Promote good respiratory hygiene. Cough or sneeze into bent elbows.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth, especially when hands are not clean.
• Use gloves and masks during slaughter and handling of meat.