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Muslim Brethren Celebrate ‘Symbol of Supreme Sacrifice’ Bakrid
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 September 1.
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.
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.
Speaking to mangalorean.com minister for food and civil supplies. U T Khader said, “Today we are celebrating the festival of Sacrifice and I extend my wishes to all the people of the State. Bakrid 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.”
Minister Khader further said, “More than 25 lakh Muslim brethren offered prayers at Holy Mecca on August 31 and prayed for the people of this country. I also thank Chief minister Siddaramaiah for declaring the holiday in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi since we celebrate we celebrate Bakrid today in the twin districts. In other districts, Bakrid will be celebrated on September 2. Our CM has declared a government holiday today for the people of the twin districts to celebrate Bakrid.”
MLA J R Lobo speaking on the occasion said that Bakrid, is also called as the festival of sacrifice, that brings peace and harmony in the society. He wished all the Muslim brethren a very happy Bakrid. Let us all continue to live in peace and unity and respect other religions. Let the Eid message spread around. Minister U T Khader has convinced the CM to announce a holiday in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts to celebrate Bakrid.
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