Today Eid-ul-Adha is being celebrated in many countries and regions. Like Eid-ul-Fitr, this time Eid-ul-Adha is being celebrated on a limited scale in the wake of the Corona crisis, while this year the Hajj was also performed with precautionary measures.
In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, citizens prayed Eid ul-Adha after wearing masks and having a fever check. In the wake of rising cases of the corona virus in the country, the Jakarta government has appealed to the public to avoid large gatherings.
That is why besides mosques, Eid prayers were also offered on the streets to maintain distance between the worshipers. Indonesia’s minister of religious affairs had asked mosques to hold short-term ceremonies.
The Muslim religious festival of Eid ul-Adha usually lasts for three days. On this occasion animals are sacrificed and then their meat is distributed among the poor and relatives. Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated in Pakistan on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the religious rites of Hajj, one of the five members of Islam, started on Wednesday, July 29, but due to the global epidemic of Corona, the performance of Hajj remained symbolic.
The Saudi government has allowed only 1,000 people living in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj. Only 30 percent of them are Saudi nationals, while the rest are from other countries. However, about 3 million people from all over the world used to come for Hajj every year.