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Happy Eid-ul-Azha to all

Editorials 2022-07-08, 11:19pm



The Eid-ul-Azha, second biggest religious festival of Muslims will be celebrated in Bangladesh as elsewhere over the globe on Sunday. The Hajj (religious pilgrimage) was performed on and around Mount Arafat and the Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The people of Bangladesh celebrate the Eid on the 10th of the Hijri month of Zilhajj, depending on the sighting of the moon. 

Eid-ul-Azha is a celebration of sacrifice by taking lesson from the supreme sacrifice that Hazrat Ibrahim tried to make of his dearest son Ismael. As ordained by Almighty Allah angels removed Ismael from under the sharp knife and put in his place a ram which was sacrificed for the satisfaction of the creator. This sacrifice has been made obligatory for all well-to-do Muslims.

The religion of Islam however asks devotees to celebrate the Eid along with the have-nots and earmark one-third of the meat for distribution among them. During this Eid thus meat is cooked at every household across the country. The ideal of equality in the Eid congregation and the solidarity expressed through sharing of wealth bring smiles to the faces of poor people.

This spirit of sacrifice and sharing should however not be confined to the Eid Day only. The religion of Islam prohibits rich people from having food while their neighbours remain unfed. The rich section of the people should nurture this ideal throughout the year. This is needed more in this year of food crisis being faced across the globe.

With this message we wish our readers, patrons and well-wishers a happy Eid-ul-Azha.