Bakar-Eid today

09/13/2016

Kathmandu, Sept. 13: The Muslims community across the country are observing the Bakar-Eid with much fanfare Tuesday. The Muslims people visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, observed Namaj and exchange greetings to each others in the festival. 

The festival falls on the 70th day of the Ramadan, the nine month of the Hijri (Islamic lunar calendar) and on this occasion, the Muslims observe fasting during daylights. 

The Jame and Kashmiri Mosques in the capital, mosques outside the Kathmandu Valley, madrasas and Eidgah (open-air places) are crowded with the Eid devotees gathered to observe the festival. 

The government announced a public holiday today on the occasion of the festival. 

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli, and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) Chairperson Bijay Kumar Gachhadar today have extended Eid greetings to all Muslims sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of the festival. 

The festival is observed commemorating the moment when Ibrahim, the first of the Old Testament who became ready to sacrifice his son at the commona of Allah, the Muslim God, some 1435 years back as per the Hijri calendar, said Mohammad Khursid of Jame Mosque based in Ghantaghar, Kathmandu. 

Reading Namaj, observing Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca Medina) and Roja (fasting) and offering donations and sacrifices are the five main good deeds that are supposed to be followed by the Muslim people.

 

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