Muslims Celebrate Bakrid ‘Festival of Sacrifice’
Mangaluru: The Muslim brethren offered prayers at mosques and specially erected prayer centers across the city and suburbs on the occasion of Bakrid (Eid Al Adha). Muslims offered Eid prayers at various Mosques, a large congregation was found at the Idgah Masjid, Light House Hill, here on August 12.
According to the belief of Muslims, the sacrifice was a test of Ibrahim’s faith and Allah commanded him to sacrifice his beloved son. Without a second thought, Ibrahim agreed to do it although it was a difficult task. He blindfolded himself before putting Ismail on the altar at the mount of Mina near Makkah.
Bakrid (Eid Al Adha) is a festival of supreme sacrifice and commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail on God’s command.
Speaking on the occasion former minister U T Khader said, “Today we are celebrating the festival of Sacrifice and I extend my wishes to all the people of the district. Bakrid (Eid Al Adha) is the festival of sacrifice, patience, harmony, unity and love. Let all the people in the district live in peace, harmony, and brotherhood. The message of every festival is peace and harmony and we have to instill the spirit of sacrifice within us to lead a peaceful life and let others live in peace and harmony.”
U T Khader further said, “Let us all understand each other and create a healthy society. We need to celebrate this festival along with the people of other faiths and create a strong Karnataka. Due to heavy rain in Karnataka, many people have lost their lives and hundreds of people are homeless. I pray to God to keep everyone safe and also live in peace and harmony”.
MLC Ivan said, “Bakrid is a festival which unites everyone because Bakrid is a festival of Sacrifice. All the festivals unite us. Bakrid is bringing us together and I wish everyone a very happy Bakrid. Already former minister U T Khader said that due to heavy rain many have lost their homes in the state as well as in the district. Let us help those in need and create a healthy society”.
Police commissioner Dr Harsha speaking on the occasion said, “Bakrid is a very special festival for Muslims. Let Almighty Allah bring everyone together and let all live in peace and harmony. I wish everyone a very happy Eid Al Adha.”
DCP Law and Order Hanumantharaya and other police officials were also present.