Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated with solemnity and religious fervour in Bangladesh on Friday.
The major Eid congregations are being held at different grounds and in open spaces in the capital Dhaka as well as other parts of the country.
The main Eid congregation of the country was held in the National Eidgah in the capital Dhaka at 8:o0am (local time) on Friday under tight security.
On the occasion, the Muslims across the country are offering prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah.
They are also offering munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country as well as welfare of the Muslim Ummah.
The Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhajj month of the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day some 4,000 years ago, offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah. But, the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed.
To commemorate this historic event, the Muslims all over the world slaughter sacrificial animals and draw inspiration from the unique example of sacrifice to please Allah as shown by two great prophets — Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS).
The government has taken elaborate programmes to celebrate the festival across the country with due solemnity and religious fervour.