Muslims around the world including in Gulf countries, United Kingdom (UK) and Canada are celebrating Eid-ul-Azha under strict COVID-19 SOPs today.
Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated today in various parts of the world including United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, UK, Canada and several other countries as Muslims offered Eid prayers under strict coronavirus SOPs.
In Saudi Arabia, major Eid-ul-Azha gatherings were observed in Masjid-e-Nabvi in Medina and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, following which the Hajj pilgrims have started their journey towards Mina where the will perform Jamarat Al-Aqba, followed by sacrificial of animals and will shave their heads afterwards.
In addition to it, Eid-ul-Azha is also being celebrated in other parts of the world including Britain and Canada.
In a video message, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his best wishes to Muslims around the world and in Canada on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
“Today Muslims in Canada and around the world mark the end of the Hajj and celebrate Eid-al-Adha…….On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish you a happy Eid-al-Adha,” said the Canadian Prime Minister.
PM Justin Trudeau also highlighted and expressed his gratitude for the role and positive contribution by Muslims in Canada amid COVID-19 pandemic.
“Today we recognize the many contributions that Muslim Canadians have made, and continue to make our communities and to our country……our government will always be by your side,” he added.
Furthermore, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also took to social media to convey his message to British Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
“I want to wish Muslims around Britain and across the world a happy and blessed Eid,” he said.
“Of course things will be different this Eid-al-Adha, including Eid prayers,” he added.
It is to be noted that Pakistan and various other countries will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on Saturday August 1st .