Eid-ul-Azha tomorrow

Live up to its full spirit

Published : 08 Jul 2022 08:21 PM

We greet the countrymen, our valued readers and well-wishers on the auspicious occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country tomorrow (Sunday).

Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zilhaj month of the lunar calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day, offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah some 4,500 years back. But the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.

To commemorate this historic event, the Muslims all over the world slaughter sacrificial animals and draw inspiration from the unique example of sacrifice to please Allah as shown by two great prophets -- Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his son Hazrat Ismail (AS).

On the occasion, the Muslims across the country will offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah. The spirit of sacrifice of Eid-ul-Azha is a unique example of showing respect and love to the almighty Allah.

Eid-ul-Azha means the festival of sacrifice. Therefore, the unique example of sacrifice to please Allah as shown by two great prophets -- Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his son Hazrat Ismail (AS) inspires the spirit of self-sacrifice.

Affluent people, businessmen 

and elite people of the society

 have to stand by distressed people

Most of the people have already left the capital the capital Dhaka, other metropolitan cities and district towns to celebrate festival with their near and dear ones. The city’s Sadarghat lunch terminal, Sayedabad, Gabtoli and Mahakhali bus terminals and Kamalapur and Airport railway stations saw a huge crowd of home-goers as people are leaving the capital to enjoy the festival at their village homes till Friday noon.

We must follow the health guidelines properly to stop further spreading of the coronavirus pandemic. Simultaneously, the government and transport operators have to take extra cautionary measures to ensure safe journey for the holidaymakers. Surveillance and monitoring by the different law enforcement agencies will have be beefed up to stop crimes during the holy Eid-ul-Azha across the country.

We hope the authorities concerned will monitor round the clock in order to maintain the supply chain in collection, preservation, transportation and sale of rawhides of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha. We hope the authorities of capital Dhaka’s two city corporations, other metropolitan cities and district towns will remove the waste of sacrificial animal within 24 hours from the day of Eid-ul-Azha like previous year.

Affluent people, businessmen and elite people of the society have to stand by distressed people especially the flood hit people during the Eid. Being inspired by the spirit of sacrifice of Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), we hope we all will devote and sacrifice ourselves to the welfare of the country and its people. On this occasion, let us build such a society that is based on the values of the spirit of sacrifice, love, faith and affection in our lives.