BACOLOD

Bacolod Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha amid Covid-19 pandemic

THE Dar-Al-DHKR Muslim community in Bacolod City has observed the feast of sacrifice or Eid al-Adha Friday, July 31.

This feast commemorates the story of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) who showed obedience to God by sacrificing his son.

Sister Hamidah said their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters gathered at their Islamic center in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City on July 31 to commemorate the feast.

"We have the Salam or peace officers -- our local policemen in the city who are associated with the Muslim community who came to join us in a very conservative celebration considering the threat of the coronavirus -19. We all prayed to Allah to grant us the protection and guidance as we endure the ill-effects of Covid-19. We asked Allah to free us from the Covid-19 pandemic and all these uncertainties will come to an end," she said.

They offered goats as the symbol of their offering to Allah for keeping them all safe including the people in Bacolod City, province of Negros Occidental, our country and the world.

She said the pandemic continues to cause a serious consequence to the health and livelihood of the people that indeed hampers the economy in general.

They prayed that Allah will enable everyone to withstand the trials and urged everyone to continue to implore Allah's divine intervention on the current situation, she said.

The feast of sacrifice showed that Muslims also have their share of sacrifice in this time the Covid-19 pandemic.

She wished everyone to stay healthy and prayerful.


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