GUWAHATI: The Ambari Bura Masjid Committee, Guwahati Eidgah Committee Machkhowa, Pub Guwahati Kabrastan Committee, Guwahati Kabrastan Committee and other mosque bodies of Guwhati on Sunday said that owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no congregational prayers during this Idd-ul-Azha, the single-most important feast of the Islamic year.
Wishing a happy and prosperous Idd-ul-Azha to the Muslim brothers and sisters of the state, the committees said, “Since the Covid-19 pandemic is yet to over entirely, congregational prayer is not possible in the ensuing Idd-ul-Azha. The Muslim society has been mentally readying for it.”
Speculating that some of the residents would be preparing to perform qurbani (sacrifice), the mosque bodies unanimously urged the Muslim fraternity to take special attention not to create hazards likely to be caused by the leftover of the sacrificed animals.
“We appeal our Muslim brothers and sisters to remain conscious, adopt precautionary measures and to maintain hygiene, keeping in mind the surrounding environment. No neighbours should be disheartened and hurt,” the committees stressed.
The committees further said, “We must remember that it is a great festival of sacrifice and communal harmony being celebrated with special prayers, greetings and gifts. We must express and maintain the immensity of this festival. Unruliness can never be a part of the auspicious occasion. We strongly believe, the Muslim community will realise it while celebrating the occasion.”