Bhatkal Qazis call on Muslims to offer Eid Ul Fitr prayers from home amidst lockdown

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 20th May 2020, 12:34 AM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: In wake of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown to curb the spread of disease, Qazis of Bhatkal have asked the Muslims to offer Eid Ul Fitr prayers from home this year.

This decision was taken after chairing a meet which was attended by Qazi of Markazi Khalifa Jamatul Muslimeen Maulana Khwaja Moinuddin Akrami Nadvi and Qazi of Bhatkal Jamaat Ul Muslimeen Maulana Muhammad Iqbal Mulla Nadvi here on Tuesday.

"The central and state governments have imposed lockdown till 30th May to curb the spread of novel Coronavirus. It is very much essential to maintain social distance. Hence, the Muslims need to pray Eid Ul Fitr prayers this year from homes to avoid gathering", the Qazis said. 

They also urged Muslims on the occasion of Eid Ul Fitr, pray to Almighty Allah to bring the end of COVID-19 soon.

Significance of Eid Ul Fitr:

Eid ul-Fitr is an auspicious festival celebrated by Muslims all around the world. The occasion marks the end of the Islamic holy month fasting of Ramadan. It is believed that Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran in this month. The date of the festivity is dependent on the combination of the sighting of the new moon as well as the astronomical calculations. Moreover, the onset of Eid also depends on where an individual is in the world and when the new moon is seen.

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