Coronavirus lockdown: Muslims prepare to offer Eid namaz at home | India News

NEW DELHI: “That is most likely the primary time in my life that I won’t be able to supply my Eid namaz. We now have spent all the month of Ramzan praying for reduction and an finish to coronavirus. There will not be any regular eid celebrations,” stated Faisal (35), a businessman based mostly in Delhi-NRC area.
Congregational prayers supplied on the morning of Eid-ul-Fitr kind the core of the competition which marks the tip of the holy month of Ramzan. Nonetheless, preserving in view of the lockdown measures group leaders and clerics have stepped-in to induce individuals to remain off-streets. Regardless of the relaxations introduced within the fourth section of lockdown, non secular and different giant gatherings are nonetheless banned.
Eid-ul-Fitr, identified to many in India as “meethi-Eid” due to the candy delicacies ready on the event, can be celebrated on Could 25 within the nation.
The dates, nonetheless, could differ relying on the moon sighting. Which is why Union Territory Ladakh celebrated Eid on Saturday and clerics in Kerala have introduced to rejoice Eid on Sunday. Many of the Gulf international locations too will rejoice Eid on Sunday.
Given the significance of the congregational prayers on the event of Eid, non secular figures have urged individuals to not flock to mosques.
Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa asking Muslims to supply their Eid prayers at dwelling, as a substitute of congregating at mosques.
The mufti of the Jama Masjid in Ghaziabad devoted all the sermon on the night of ‘khatam shareef’ (the night time when Quran recitation is accomplished throughout Ramzan) explaining individuals the process of how they’ll supply the Eid namaz at their dwelling.
“Namaz is a giant a part of Eid celebrations. However we cannot be capable of congregate this 12 months. This is the reason Mufti Mahtab Alam Qasmi devoted the khatam shareef sermon educating individuals on how to offer eid namaz at home. The sermon was live-streamed on YouTube and everyone listened to it from their properties,” stated Masood, a Ghaziabad resident.
Clerics in Jalna, Maharashtra and Kolkata, West Bengal have additionally requested individuals to supply namaz at dwelling on Eid-ul-Fitr.
With only one lively case of coronavirus and nil casualties, festivities in Ladakh had been sombre with individuals providing their prayers at dwelling and markets missing the hubbub of Ladakhis’ regular festivities.
Celebrations throughout India are anticipated to be earnest with group leaders urging Muslims to not spend cash on annual ‘Eid buying’ and as a substitute assist somebody in want of meals or different primary provides.
Mohammad Ammar, an HR skilled based mostly in Delhi, began a social media marketing campaign two weeks into Ramzan, spreading consciousness about social distancing norms and urging individuals to broaden their charity budgets this 12 months as a substitute of splurging on garments, presents and meals.
“Eid is the competition of happiness and whenever you do good to others, it brings you true happiness. We began the marketing campaign to request individuals to rejoice this Eid by doing good to these really in want,” stated Ammar.
In the meantime, within the previous Delhi space surrounding Jama Masjid, identified for its Ramzan festivities with bustling eateries and markets, now has solely restricted retailers open promoting important objects.
The favored sewai retailers unique to Previous Delhi have been shut as workshops in Jafarabad and Inderlok that provided sewai stopped manufacturing throughout lockdown and now staff, largely migrants, have left for his or her properties.
In the meantime, distinguished Muslim physique Jamaat Islami Hind (JIH) has additionally urged the federal government to exempt locations of worship below the continued lockdown and permit individuals to carry out their non secular practices whereas sustaining social distance.
JIH additionally issued an advisory for Muslims on how they need to supply the Eid prayer at Eidgahs, Jama Masjids and the native mosques however relying on what number of numbers of persons are permitted; in any other case, the advisory stated that prayers could be supplied at dwelling.
JIH additionally urged individuals to keep away from crowding the markets within the final days of Ramzan.

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