ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday marked Eid-ul-Adha 2021 with religious zeal and fervour.
Keeping in view the pandemic, masses offered the Eid prayers in accordance with the government’s prescribed safety measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
In their sermons today, religious scholars highlighted the importance of following the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
People prayed to Allah Almighty in mosques and Eidgahs for the solidarity, prosperity and integrity of the country and for the liberation of occupied territories, including the Held Jammu and Kashmir.
With coronavirus affecting the country’s economy, President Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have urged to help the poor and needy in these times of distress.
The Muslims also slaughtered animals after the Eid prayers and then distributed the meat among the deserving people besides their kin and dear ones.
Special arrangements were made for Eid prayers at over 300 places in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The biggest Eid congregation in the Federal Capital was held at Faisal Mosque, where thousands of faithful prayed for the blessing of the Almighty Allah.
In Lahore Eid prayers’ congregations were held in all major mosques of the city with main congregations at Badshahi Masjid and Data Ganj Bakhsh Masjid.
In Karachi, Eid prayers congregations were held at over 550 Eidgahs, mosques and grounds of the city. The main congregations were held at Nishtar Park, Polo Ground, Memon Masjid, Jamia Binnoria, Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Shah Khurasan Iranian and Masjid Bou Turab.
In Peshawar, major Eid prayers congregations were held at Markazi Eidgah, Sunehri Masjid and Masjid Mahabat Khan.
In Quetta, Eid prayer congregations were held at over 300 places.