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Saturday, November 28, 2009 03:46:01 PM, Staff Reporter

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While the countries in Gulf and other parts of the world including some southern Indian states celebrated the day yesterday, rest of India and South Asia are celebrating Eid al-Adha today.


Muslims sacrificed the animals in a mark of respect and homage, and to commemorate the sacrifices made by Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismail to Allah. Prophet Ibrahim had offered his son Prophet Ismail to Almighty Allah. Allah had accepted His beloved Prophet's sacrifice and bestowed on him a heavenly goat.


In the Nationa Capital, New Delhi, hundreds of Muslims today offered prayers at Fatehuri Masjid in the old Delhi area on the occasion. Mosque Shahi Imam Maulana Mufti Mukkaram Ahmed led the prayers.


Addressing the gathering, Mr Ahmed appealed to all Muslims to follow the right path showed by the Prophet Mohammed and follow the 'sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim and be ready to sacrifice everything for the sake of Allah.


The day was celebrated with religious fervour and traditional enthusiasm in Andhra Pradesh today. The festival, which coincides with Haj pilgrimage to Makkah, was celebrated with pomp and show in Hyderabad, especially in the older parts of the city.


Special prayers were organised at the Mir Aalam dargah. Devout Muslims gave alms, fed poor people and cared for less privileged people, creating bonds of friendship and love among the people. The most important ritual of Eid al-Adha is the sacrifice of goat, which symbolises utter devotion to Allah or the supreme.


Muslims in the Union Territory of Puducherry also celebrated Eid al-Adha with religious fervour and enthusiasm. People, clad in new dresses, thronged different mosques to have 'Niskars' to mark the occasion.


They also exchanged pleasantries.


Puducherry Lt Governor Iqbal Singh, Chief Minister V Vaithilingam, his cabinet colleagues and leaders of different political parties greeted the people on the occasion.


In Jammu & Kashmir, prayers, exchange of sweets and hugs marked the celebrations of Eid-Ul-Azha (Eid) commonly known as Bakr-Id in the Indian subcontinent.


Many thronged Jamia Masjid and Idgah this morning and offered prayers for peace and communal harmony in the state.


People flooded the markets and purchased assorted items including the delicacies and colourful garments.


Roadside bazaars were sprung up to woo the shoppers with mutton, poultry, bakery products, sweets, ready-made garments, toys and many other items.


Attired in colorful dresses, children asked for Eidi from the relatives while people exchanged sweets and gifts among friends and loved ones.


On this Eid I prayed for peace and brotherhood in the state and across the world so that people maintain harmony and live in tranquility, Muzamil said after offering prayers at Idgah.


Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also extended greetings on the happy and auspicious occasion.

(With inputs from UNI)




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