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All set to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha 

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 21:32, 16 June 2024   Update: 21:35, 16 June 2024
All set to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha 

The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated on Monday (June 17) across the country with due solemnity and religious fervor.

Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zil Hajj month of the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day, some 4,500 years ago, offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS), who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah.

But the Almighty Allah in his benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.

To commemorate this historic event, the Muslims across the country will offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted countrymen as well as the Muslims across the globe on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha.

On the eve of the day, they have issued separate messages praying that the holy Eid-ul-Azha will bring welfare for all with the emergence of the spirit of sacrifice among all.

Muslims will also offer munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country as well as welfare of the Muslim Ummah.

The main Eid congregation will be held at the National Eidgah near the High Court Bhaban here at 7.30am. 

The Dhaka South City Corporation has taken all-out preparations to hold the main congregation at the National Eidgah.

A total of five Eid congregations will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.

The first Eid Jamaat will be held at 7am while the next four Jamaats will be held at 8am, 9am, 10am and 10.45am respectively.

Eid Jamaat will be held at the South Plaza of the National Parliament at 8am while Chief Whip of Parliament, whips, cabinet members, lawmakers and Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat officials and employees and devotees will join the jamaat there.

In the Dhaka University, Eid Jamaats will be held at university central mosque -Masjidul Jamiya.

Besides, an Eid congregation will also be held at the historic Sholakia ground in Kishoreganj. This will be the 197th Eid congregation of Sholakia Eidgah, the largest Eid Jamaat in Asia. 

The Eid jamaat at Sholakia Maidan will be held at 9 am on Monday and Maulana Hafez Md Shoaib Bin Abdur Rouf will conduct the Eid prayers. 

Adequate security measures have been taken by the law enforcement agencies to ensure law and order across the country, including the capital Dhaka marking the holy Eid-ul-Azha. 

Law enforces have also been asked to ensure smooth movement of vehicles on highways, waterways and train routes.
State-run Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar as well as other TV channels and radio stations would broadcast special programmes on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Adha.

On Eid day, improved diets will be served to inmates of government hospitals, prisons, orphanages, safe homes and shelter centers.

Meanwhile, Dhaka south and north city corporations have taken preparations to remove garbage of sacrificial animals within 24-hour. 

The corporation authorities have requested the city- dwellers to extend cooperation to their officials-employees to clean the city properly.