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Eid al-Adha celebrations underway as tens of millions of Muslims all over the world participate in Covid-safe festivities

Eid al-Adha celebrations underway as millions of Muslims around the world take part in Covid-safe festivities


MUSLIMS throughout the globe have been participating in coronavirus protected celebrations for Eid al-Adha.

Whereas some international locations, like Kosovo and the United Arab Emirates, have closed mosques for Eid prayers, others have chosen to permit celebrations to go forward.

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Muslims carry out the Eid al-Adha prayer whereas holding social distance on the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul[/caption]

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Worshippers with masks contained in the mosque [/caption]

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Pilgrims sporting face masks and holding social distanc throughout the annual hajj pilgrimage [/caption]

This yr’s celebrations started yesterday night and completed on August 3.

The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque was hosed down with the specter of coronavirus nonetheless a significant international concern.

The cleansing course of adopted a giant congregation on the Mosque sharing noon-prayers forward of the holy day.

In Indonesia – house to the worlds’ largest inhabitants of Muslims – individuals had been allowed to attend Eid prayers in mosques underneath strict well being pointers.

Worshippers had been required to convey their very own prayer mats and pray a number of toes aside from each other.

They need to put on masks and aren’t allowed to shake fingers or hug.

Authorities additionally ordered that the standard meat for the poor be delivered door-to-door to keep away from lengthy strains.

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 Disinfection being carried out on the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque[/caption]

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Muslim pilgrims solid stones at pillars symbolising Devil throughout the annual Haj pilgrimage[/caption]

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These performing the ritual maintain strict social distancing measures [/caption]

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Muslims attend Eid al-Adha socially distanced prayers at a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia [/caption]

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Worshippers at Indonesian mosques are required to convey their very own prayer mats [/caption]

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Muslim worshippers wait in a queue to enter the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque for a mass Friday prayer on the primary day of the Eid al-Adha[/caption]

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Two youngsters with specifically tailored protecting masks for the participating in Eid al-Adha[/caption]

In Saudi Arabia the federal government took quite a few precautions for pilgrims enterprise the pilgrimage – or hajj – to Islam’s holiest websites in Mecca and Medina.

Measures included together with testing pilgrims for the virus, monitoring their motion with digital wristbands and requiring them to quarantine earlier than and after the hajj.

Pilgrims had been chosen after making use of by a web-based portal and and all needed to be between the ages of 20 and 50 years-old.

Simply after daybreak on Friday, small teams of pilgrims masked and socially distancing made their method towards the huge multi-story Jamarat Advanced within the Saudi valley space of Mina.

It’s right here the place Muslims consider the satan tried to speak the Prophet Ibrahim-  or Abraham – out of submitting to Gods will.


There, the pilgrims solid pebbles at three massive columns.

The hajj pilgrimage has additionally been drastically impacted by the virus.

Final yr, some 2.5 million pilgrims took half, however this yr as few as 1,000 pilgrims already residing in Saudi Arabia had been allowed to carry out the hajj.