Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, July 27:- In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Emarat-E-Sharaiah has issued a series of guidelines on the occasion of Bakrid festival which will be celebrated on August 1.
Bakrid or Eid-ul-Azha prayers should be conducted at big mosques, Eidgah Grounds and big marriage halls, the Eid prayers should conclude at 6.30 am and maintain social distancing while offering prayers, the circular stated.
Children below the age of 10 and men above 65 have been asked to pray at home as they are more vulnerable to the dreaded disease. Hand shakes and hugging after the Eid prayers should be avoided, the circular said.
With regard to Qurbani (sacrifice of animals), the circular issued several guidelines to be followed. Qurbani is considered as the highest of form ‘Ibadah or sacrifice’ in Islam. Muslims may sacrifice one or several animals as per ritual and their financial condition. Devotees have also been asked not to sacrifice the animals that have been banned by the state government.
In the circular, the worshipers have been asked to maintain cleanliness of the places and maintain hygiene conditions while offering qurbani and instructed to dispose of all unusable waste at the designated municipality waste points and appealed not to offer qurbani on the roads and streets. (NAV)