Muslims celebrate Bakrid with fervour; funds raised for flood relief

Mysuru, August 12:- Members of the Muslim community across the city celebrated the biggest festival of the community, Bakrid with fervour and devotion here on Monday.

Bakrid or Eid-al-Adha is celebrated across the world on the 10th day of Dulhaz month of the Islamic calendar. Special prayers and sacrificing a goat for the almighty and distributing the meat to the poor are the major parts of the festival.

Muslim community celebrates the festival as a symbol of sacrifice. The day when Prophet Ibrahim decided to sacrifice his son Ismail for Allah is observed as Eid-ul-Adha or Bakrid.

Muslim community members wore new clothes and visited mosques to offer special prayers. Thousands of Muslim community members offered mass prayer at Eidgah Grounds in Tilaknagar. Prayers were offered at all the mosques in the city. Community members embraced each other and shared the good wishes of the festival.

Haji Hazarath Moulana Mohammed Usman Sharif led the mass prayers at Tilaknagar Eidgah grounds. Muslim brethren collected funds for the reconstruction of flood-affected Kodagu district and Kerala. (MR/KS)

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