Eid-ul-Zuha to be celebrated today in Goa

Panaji: Muslims in the state will celebrate Eid-ul-Zuha on Monday with traditional fervour and gaiety. Eid prayers will be offered at the Jama Masjid in the city at 8.30 am.

Eid prayers will be offered at the Inam complex prayer
hall at 8.15 am, Panaji Market
Noori Masjid at 8.00 am, Tonka masjid at 8.15 am, kabrastan at 9.00 am,
Taleigao masjid at 8.30 am and at the
Bhatulem masjid at 9.00 am.

The prayers will also be offered at the Old Goa-Sao Pedro
masjid at 8.30 am and Betim mosque at
8.30 am

At the Porvorim mosque, the Eid prayers will be
offered at 8.30 am and 9.00 am.

Eid-ul-Zuha is
celebrated for three days in many households. On the occasion, Muslims slaughter a lamb,
sheep, goat or a camel to honour the

sacrifice of Ibrahim.

The meat is then distributed amongst the poorest of poor
Muslims so that they too can celebrate
the festival.

Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
on Sunday extended greetings to the people of Goa on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha.

The Governor in her message said that Eid-ul-Zuha or
Bakri ld, the festival that commemorates the readiness of lbrahim (Abraham) to
sacrifice his son in order to prove his obedience to the almighty, is observed
by Muslims around the world, where men, women and children step out in all
their finery.

It is a festival that is celebrated with traditional
fervour and gaiety in India and in the entire world. It is also called as the
feast of sacrifice and is one of the most significant Islamic festivals. The
festival signifies forgiveness and charity and induces harmony and a feeling of
brotherhood amongst the members of the community.

Sinha further said that it is an appropriate occasion for
us not only to remember that all religions preach love and affection on a
universal basis, but also renew our pledge to practise these ideals in our
day-to-day life regardless of religion, caste and community. It is this
strength of heart, purity in faith and willingness for obedience in the
almighty that every religion preaches and teaches us.

The Governor further said, “Let us, on this auspicious
and important occasion, renew our pledge to live together in peace, amity,
friendship and mutual understanding. I pray that the celebration of ld-ul-Zuha
bring greater peace and friendship among the people.”

The Chief Minister in his message said,
“’Eid Mubarak’ to all fellow Goans, especially to Muslim brothers and
sisters on this special day. May this festival enhance the spirit of peace and
togetherness in our society.”

Source:: The Navhind Times

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