All over the world, millions of Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha.
Eid al-Adha is the second of the two Eid festivals on the calendar. They celebrated Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan back in May. This year, Muslims are able to congregate to pray together, now that lockdown restrictions have been lifted. This celebration, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice is celebrated by Muslims worldwide for a period of two-three days. Muslims mark the celebration with prayers in major mosques in their cities, wearing new clothes. Exchange of gifts and feasting on delicious meals specially prepared for the occasion is also peculiar with the festivity.
It is important you protect yourself and others while celebrating, below are simple steps to help you stay safe during the celebration
Celebrating Eid al-Adha safely in 2021 during COVID-19
- Limit social gatherings
- Maintain physical distance
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands
- Use your own prayer rug
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- Choose to pray at home with close family members only
- Remember the sick in your prayers this year.
- Avoid attending Eid Alfitr prayers and gatherings if you feel unwell
- Encourage friends and family who are over 60 years of age or have other health conditions to stay at home
- Remember that the vaccine is permissible under Sharia law.
Happy Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim readers worldwide. Ensure you stay safe while you celebrate.
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