As Muslims across the world offer Eid al Adha prayers, sacrifice takes on a personal meaning amid varying levels of restrictions and limitations brought on by the pandemic
Hundreds of thousands of worshippers have gathered across the world to perform the first day of prayers for the Eid al Adha festival.
Muslims in many countries around the world have started celebrating Eid al Adha, the annual festival of sacrifice. It marks the 12th and last month of the Muslim lunar calendar.The event also marks the end of Hajj, a five-day pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca.
The Eid prayer, performed by Muslim worshippers across the world, kicks off the first day of the annual festival.In Istanbul, thousands gathered in Hagia Sophia mosque in the early hours of Friday morning to attend Eid prayers for the first time since the iconic building's reconversion into a mosque.
Muslims, wearing protective masks gather for the Eid al Adha prayer inside Hagia Sophia, recently converted back to a mosque, in Istanbul, July 31, 2020. (AP)In Indonesia, home to the world’s largest population of Muslims, people were allowed to attend Eid prayers in mosques under strict health guidelines, including bringing their own prayer mats and praying several feet apart from one another. Worshippers were told to wear masks and are to refrain from shaking hands or hugging.
Authorities in Indonesia also ordered that meat be delivered door-to-door to the poor to avoid long lines.Muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayers with social distancing measures in a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia, July 31, 2020. (AFP)An important part of the four-day Eid al Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice,” is when Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor.
Muslim pilgrims wearing face masks and keeping social distance perform Tawaf around Kaaba during the annual Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on July 31, 2020 (Reuters)The Saudi Health Ministry said there have been no cases of the Covid-19 illness among this year's pilgrims after a scaled-down hajj.
Mullahs wearing protective face masks wait for Eid al Adha prayer while maintaining a social distance at the almost empty main Mosque in Moscow, Russia, July 31, 2020. (AP)Last year, some 2.5 million people took part in the hajj pilgrimage.This year as few as 1,000 pilgrims already residing in Saudi Arabia were allowed to perform the hajj.
Palestinian Muslims offer Eid al Adha prayers, in the West Bank city of Nablus, July 31, 2020. (AP)The pandemic has pushed millions of people around the world closer to the brink of poverty, making it harder for many to fulfill the religious tradition of purchasing livestock.
Muslim worshippers offer Eid al Adha prayer at a park as mosques are limited for ten people due to Covid-19 measures, Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel, July 31, 2020. (AP)Muslim leaders in Albania and Kosovo called on people “to be careful" in their festivities to avoid transmission of the virus, including limiting family visits.
Britain enforced new lockdown rules in Manchester and nearby parts of northern England in an ill-timed announcement on the eve of the festival.People sit with social distancing inside Manchester Central Mosque, as Muslims worldwide mark the start of the Eid al Adha holiday, in Manchester, northern England, July 31, 2020. (AP)
In the Iraqi capital Baghdad, streets were largely empty due to a 10-day lockdown imposed by authorities to prevent further spread of the virus. Eid prayers in mosques were cancelled.“We had hoped that the curfew would be lifted during the Eid period ... we were surprised that the lockdown period included the Eid holiday and more,” said Marwan Madhat, a Baghdad cafe owner. “This will cause losses.”
Iranian women wearing protective face masks offer Eid prayers outside a mosque due to the Covid-19 measures in Tehran, Iran, July 31, 2020. (AA)Kosovo and the United Arab Emirates have also closed mosques to limit the spread of the virus.Muslim men wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus offer Eid al Adha prayers, in Mombasa, Kenya, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP)Read more: TRT World »
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🌷 And yet, Christians are prohibited from worshipping They exactlylook likeJAIN MUNIs! After all a fractured faith from Judaism ChristianityJainism n buddhism that was prevalent during 2nd BCthro 6th AD inMEDINA area!mecca is fabricated after PETRA was destroyed!Thanks to these destroyers! UNICEF_Yemen WHOYemen ICRC_ye OSE_Yemen
Celebrating Eid will not end Corona crisis, don't sacrifice an innocent animal for greedy allah, don't waste your money on Eid give it to poor people Celebrating Eid will not end Corona crisis, don't sacrifice an innocent animal for greedy allah, celebrate bloodless Eid From a Christian to all Muslims,I hope Muslims all over the world have a fun&safe Eid!I know there are many close minded and brazenly disrespectful Christians out there, they do not represent me.Note-if u have nothing nice to say do not say anything or try to say something nice.
Happy eid stay safe people Christians aren’t allowed in churches but Muslims can do whatever they want sure, sacrifice. if you say so. the pics are pretty, though. Not in England pal. They’re havin none f it. The dictatorship flexing its muscles. Praise Yahuveh for worship; but only true worship enters heaven. Throughout Qur'an Moses and Jesus, Torah and Gospel are to be followed; that is not today's Islam. Isa-Jesus-Yahushua is only acceptable sin sacrifice. Ask him to forgive your sins.
Good thing it's not Passover or Christmas. Inshallah this pandemic will soon be ended🤜✌
Muslims perform Eid prayers with social distancing, masksMuslims across Asia, taking precautions against the novel coronavirus such as wearing face masks and temperature checks, performed prayers on Friday to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha in mosques with reduced capacity as well as on the streets. Allah isn't real Funny video subscribe,like n comment كان ممكن وزارة الأوقاف المصرية تعمل هذا الاجراء وتتم صلاة العيد .
Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirusSmall groups of pilgrims perform one of the final rites of the Islamic hajjas Muslims worldwide mark start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage and celebrations, ayaelb reports. ayaelb 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🌹🌹💖
Indonesian Muslims perform Eid prayers with social distancing, masksIndonesian Muslims, wearing face masks and getting temperature checks as a precaution against the novel coronavirus, performed morning prayers on Friday to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha in mosques with reduced capacity as well as on the streets. And still they can’t perform these simple checks at Heathrow et al A temperature check on the back of the hand? Wouldn't the forehead be much better? God loves you and sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins on the cross, that you might believe in Him and be saved and go to heaven. If you want to know the truth about Jesus and you don't have a Bible, you can start reading here: God loves you!
Out of hospital, Saudi King tweets Eid greetingsSaudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, tweeted Eid al-Adha greetings early on Friday, shortly after leaving hospital. Our king Great king♥️♥️ 🇸🇦❤️ Great news
Ahead of Eid Celebrations, Middle East Braces for Another Coronavirus SurgeAs the Middle East prepares to celebrate Eid al-Adha, governments in the region are tightening coronavirus-related restrictions and urging people to stay at home to prevent a resurgence of infections. ؤخشششخخءخشء+شء ء ش dakota HajjMubarak Makkah Go tweet about America! This time muslim countries showed the discipline and patience for two eid celebration. Nothing happened and will not mess up inshaallah.
'Vaccine nationalism': Is it every country for itself?A slew of bilateral deals between governments and drugmakers to secure millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines is putting at risk a WHO co-led initiative to bulk-buy and equitably distribute the pandemic vaccines around the world It skews the data. If Plan A has a deal for 300 mil doses and Plan G is better, even if, by leaps & bounds. Guess which one we'll get! The WHO? But, how's that possible? It's almost like, I dunno, it's more about the money then actually getting this 'deadly' pandemic under control... but that can't be, can it?