Celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

Stand by poor, follow hygiene practices during meat distribution

We extend our very best wishes and greetings to the countrymen, our readers and well-wishers on the auspicious occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, to be celebrated in Bangladesh on Wednesday.

We hope that this religious festival will bring peace and happiness to all in this testing times. Eid-ul-Azha this year has come at a time when the country is witnessing a potential rise in coronavirus infection and death rate. However, we must follow the health guidelines properly to contain the spread of Covid-19. 

Simultaneously, the government and transport operators have to take extra cautionary measures to ensure safe journey for the holidaymakers. Surveillance and monitoring by the law enforcement agencies will have to be beefed up to stop crimes during the holy Eid-ul-Azha celebration across the country.

Affluent people of the society 

should stand by the distressed 

people during this Eid

Commerce Ministry has already formed a special monitoring cell to maintain the supply chain in collection, preservation, transportation and sale of rawhides of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha. Now, it will have to ensure proper marketing of rawhides and take measure against smuggling of rawhides.  In this regard, authorities concerned should conduct mobile courts during the Eid to stop malpractices.

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. On the other hand, affluent people, businessmen and elite people of the society have to stand by the distressed people during the Eid.

Some 4,500 years ago the Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah. But the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed. Being inspired by the spirit of sacrifice of Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), we hope we all will devote ourselves to the welfare of the country.