Prayers offered at mosques and Id-gahs across Malabar
Id-ul-Adha (Bakrid), , the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated by Muslims here on Monday with religious fervour by offering special ‘namaz' at mosques and Id-gahs in the morning.
The faithful participated in the prayers held on the Government Training School ground here.
The Id congregations were also held at Sakkariya Masjid at Thana; Juma Masjid at Thazhe Chovva; and the Juma Masjid at Thayatheru here. After the prayers, they exchanged pleasantries.
Devotees wore new clothes and special feasts were arranged in Muslim households to partake of the spirit of the festival.
Some of the devotees also arranged for slaughtering of goats and cows in tune with the religious tradition and distributed the meat.
Message of peace
Staff Reporter writes from Kasaragod: Id-ul-Adha was celebrated with piety and religious fervour in the district. As part of the festivities, the faithful, attired in their choicest best, assembled at various mosques in the district to offer special prayers. The incessant rains lashing the district since morning, however, forced some of the devotees to offer prayers at mosques instead of Id-gahs.
Prayers were held at Malik Dinar Juma Masjid, Thalangara; Mohiyuddin Juma Masjid, Nellikkunnu; Mubarak Masjid, near the old bus station; Mohiyuddin Juma Masjid, Theruvath; and Bankurakunnu Rifiya Masjid, near new bus station.
A large number of devotees also thronged K.N.M. Salafi Centre, Amai Road; Nayanmarmoola Juma Masjid; Deli Junction Juma Masjid; and Mogral-Puthur town juma masjid.
Special prayers were also held on the Tiger Hill Idgah compound here. Salafi Masjid and Hira Masjid in Kanhangad also recorded heavy turnout of the faithful to offer the namaz.
Leading the prayers at the ‘Hira Masjid,' where women also offered the namaz, Imam Shihabuddin Ibnu Hamza exhorted the community members to work whole-heartedly for peace, unity, and integrity of the nation and also maintain a temper to sacrifice for the well-being of fellow human beings.
Kanhangad had recently witnessed communal tension that crippled normal life for days in the commercial heartland of the district.
The prayers followed sacrificing of animals and the devout were seen distributing the meat to their neighbours and inviting friends for sumptuous feasts fostering values of brotherhood.