Bohra community celebrates Eid with prayers, charity and festivities

Bhopal: The Bohra community across the globe came together on Sunday to celebrate Eid ul Azha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. Special prayers were held at 6 AM in major mosques, marking the beginning of the holy day.

In Bhopal, mosques were filled with worshippers dressed in traditional attire, gathering for the special Eid prayers. The atmosphere was one of solemn devotion and joy, as families and friends greeted each other with the traditional Eid Mubarak.

The celebration of Eid ul Azha, which commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son in obedience to God’s command, was observed with great reverence. The community engaged in various acts of charity, reflecting the spirit of giving and compassion that defines the festival. Many families distributed meat from sacrificial animals to the less fortunate, ensuring that the joy of Eid was shared by all.

In addition to prayers and charitable activities, the Bohra community indulged in a grand feast. Traditional dishes such as biryani, kebabs, and sweets were prepared in homes, with families coming together to share meals and celebrate the occasion.

Wider Muslim community set to celebrate Bakrid today

As the Bohra community marked Eid ul Azha on Sunday, the wider Muslim community in India and around the world is set to celebrate Bakrid tomorrow, on Monday. Preparations are in full swing, with markets bustling with people purchasing sacrificial animals and other festive necessities.

The two-day celebration of Eid ul Azha is not only a time for prayer and reflection but also an opportunity for Muslims to strengthen their bonds with family and community through acts of generosity and festive gatherings.

Local authorities have ensured that all necessary arrangements were made to facilitate the smooth conduct of prayers and festivities, with additional measures in place to maintain public health and safety.

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