The holy Eid-ul-Adha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslim community, was celebrated across the country on Monday (August 12) with due solemnity and religious fervor. On the occasion, the Muslims across the country offered prayers in Eid congregations and sacrificed animals in the name of almighty Allah. In Kishoreganj, the country’s largest Eid congregation was held on the historic Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in the district with participation of thousands of devotees, reports our Kishoreganj Correspondent.
Maulana Mufti Hifzur Rahman Khan administered the Eid prayers. The 192nd Eid jamaat was held at 8.30 following the custom of opening blank fire. A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings and peace and progress of Bangladesh and welfare of the people as well as the Muslim Ummah; and eternal peace for the departed souls of those who died of dengue fever and also wishing for the early recovery of the dengue patients throughout the country.
Two special trains were carried the devotees on Bhairav-Kishoreganj and Mymensingh-Kishoreganj routes. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kishoreganj Mashruqur Rahman Khaled they had taken special measures to ensure tight security at Sholakia Eidgah. In Chattogram, the holy festival was celebrated in the port city as elsewhere in the district with due solemnity and religious fervor amid stringent security measures.
Nearly 265 Eid congregations at mosques and selected open spaces including three big ones at MA Aziz Stadium and Jamiatul Falah Mosque (two successively) were held in the city under the auspices of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) and Chattogram Central Eid Jamaat Committee (CCEJC).
The two grand Eid Jammats under the auspices of CCC were held at Jamiatul Falah Complex Mosque at 8 am and 8-30 am respectively where the first Jamaat was conducted by Khatib of the Mosque Principal Mowlana Abu Taleb Mohammad Alauddin Al Quadery and the second one was led by its Senior Pesh Imam Mowlana Nur Mohammad Siddiqui.
Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, CCC Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, former minister Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Chattogram south district AL president Muslem Uddin Ahmed, former city mayor Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, city BNP leader Dr Shahdat Hossain, Senior Vice President Abu Sufian, and Jatiya Party presidium member Solaiman Alam Seth and a large number of people from all strata performed their Eid prayers at Jamiatul Falah Mosque premises.
The authorities concerned had taken adequate security measures by deploying RAB, Police and Ansars at various strategic points in the city to keep vigil on law and order situation during before and after Eid emphasizing over checking any trouble centering cattle hide trading and any attempt to smuggle those.
CCC sources said nearly 5000 contingency staffs have been engaged throughout the city with adequate number of waste disposing vehicles to remove the garbage and waste of the sacrificial animals. In Rajshahi, the main Eid-ul-Adha jamaat of Rajshahi city was held at Hazrat Shah Mukhdum (R) Central Eidgah at 8:00 am. Muhtamim of Jameya Islamia Shahmukhdum Maulana Shahadat Ali conducted the Eid prayers.
Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, senior divisional and district level officials including Divisional Commissioner Nur-Ur-Rahman and Deputy Hamidul Haque and other local elites offered their prayers at the main Eid jamaat.
The second and third largest congregations were held at Shaheb Bazar Zero Point and Tikapara Eidgah at the same time.
Some other big Eid jamaats in the city were held at Rajshahi University, RUET campus, Hatemkha, Stadium Ground, Shalbagan, Alif Lam Meem Bhata Eidgah, Police Line Parade Ground, Mohisbathan Eidgah Math and Upashahar Eidgah Moidan.
Around 150 other Eid-ul-Azha jamaats were held at traditional and temporary venues in Rajshahi metropolis. Eid congregations were also held in the districts of Chapainawabganj, Natore, Naogaon, Bogra, Joypurhat, Sirajganj and Pabna under Rajshahi division like other parts of the country.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) decorated the city’s important points and road islands with national and colorful flags inscribed with “Eid Mubarak” both in Bangla and Arabic.
In Rangpur, the Muslims completed three-day celebrations of their second largest religious festival with due religious fervour and solemnity and sacrificing animals in all the eights of Rangpur division.
Rangpur district administration, Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP), Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) and law enforcement agencies took ample steps and security measures to ensure peaceful celebrations of the festivity. The Muslims participated in the Eid-ul-Adha congregations at around 1,020 Eidgahs, mosques and open places all over the district.
The main Eid-ul-Adha congregation was held at the Central Collectorate Eidgah in the city at 8:30 am. Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam, Deputy Commissioner Asib Ahsan, Acting President of district Awami League Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, politicians, professionals and elite participated in the main Eid congregation.
Acting RpMP Commissioner Abu Sufian participated in the Eid congregation held at RpMP Lines ground while senior officials of district police took part in the Eid congregation held at Police Lines ground in the city. The other major Eid congregations were held at Keramotia Jam-e-Mosque, Jummapara Korimiya Nurul Ulum Madrasha ground, Nasirabad Ekramia Jame-Mosque, Central Bus Terminal Jam-e Mosque, Kamal Kachhna Baro Jam-e-Mosque, Munshipara Eidgah, RCCI School and College ground and Carmichael College ground between 8:30 am and 9:30 am in the city in the city.
Outside the divisional city, bigger Eid congregations were held at Taluk Habu Eidgah Maidan in Gangachara upazila, Badarganj Central Eidgah, Pirgachha Karbala Eidgah, Pirgachha JN High School, Kawnia Central Eidgah, Mithapukur Central Eidgah, Taraganj Chowpathi Eidgah and Pirganj Central Eidgah.
Besides, hundreds of Eid-ul-Azha congregations were held on the Eidgahs, mosques and grounds in the rural areas in all the eight upazilas and three municipal towns between 8am and 10:30 am in the district amid tight security measures. The Muslim devotes offered special munajats seeking divine blessings to get relived from dengu outbreak across the country and eternal peace of the departed souls of their nearer ones and continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and its people.
According to reports received here, the Eid-ul- Azha festivity was celebrated peacefully in other seven districts of Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts of Rangpur division. In Gaibandha, the holy Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated in all the seven upazilas in the district with due religious fervor.
The main Eid congregation was held at Central Eidgah Maidan, near to Shah Abdul Hamid Stadium of the town, at the arrangement of the district administration. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin received the Musillis and exchanged Eid greetings with them at the gate of the Eidgah Maidan on behalf of the district administration.
The other Eid congregations were also held at Gaibandha Police Lines, Gausul Azam Eidgah, Al-Falah Jame Mosque, V-AID Road Jame Mosque, PWD Jame Mosque, Gorosthan Jame Mosque, Fakirpara Jame Mosque, Khanka Sharif Jame Mosque, DC-Court Jame Mosque, Circuit House Madrasa Jame Mosque, Dhanghara Eidgah ground, David Company para Jame Mosque and Station Jame Mosque of the town.
Another big Eid Jamaat was also held at police lines Jame Mosque where superintendent of police (SP) Engineer Abdul Mannan Miah received the Musullis and exchanged Eid greetings.