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Here’s how the Muslim community is preparing to celebrate Eid Al-Adha amid the coronavirus pandemic

Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid. This festival is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah. The festival marks the end of the popular Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia known as the Hajj Yatra. It is a day when Muslims around the world pay their respects to Prophet Abraham. It is believed that Allah once came in the dream of Prophet Abraham and asked him to sacrifice his son as a sign of respect and obedience, but when he was about to do so, Allah stopped him and Gave him a lamb to sacrifice. That is why Muslim communities sacrifice a goat to obey Allah.

People of the Muslim community start this day with prayer and then they sacrifice the goat or sheep. According to their beliefs, the meat of the sacrificed animal is to be distributed to the poor and the underprivileged as well as within the family. That is why it is shared by Muslims within their community. They also use this opportunity to donate according to the number of family members. This donation is known as Fitra.

This year, Bakrid Eid will be celebrated on 1 August in India. But everything has become problematic due to the global coronovirus outbreak. The government has banned the sale of animals and opening of markets to prevent overcrowding, but at the same time, online sales of animals have been allowed, until people gather for the sacrificial ritual and social discrimination norms Maintain.



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