Mangaluru, Sep 25, 2015 ; Muslims in their hundreds participated in the special namaaz held as part of the festival at Idgah Maidan on Light House Hill in Mangaluru city. Community members were also seen thronging other prominent masjids including Ullal Dargah and historic Zeenath Baksh Juma Masjid in Bunder in the city. Muslims celebrated Eid al-Azha (Bakr-Eid) on Sept 24, Thursday by offering prayers in masjids and exchanging festival greetings.
Eid namaaz and Khutbah recital ceremonies were held at Idgah Masjid under the guidance of Dakshina Kannada khazi Alhaj Twaqa Ahmed Moulavi. Idgah Masjid committee president Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi delivered Eid message. He said unity is the symbol of all festivals. "Living with love and trust is the right way of worship.
Minister for health and family welfare U T Khader called upon Muslim brethren to spread the messages of the Prophet. "Living with respect towards parents and society is a virtue. The festival has a message of sacrifice and it should be inculcated by everyone," he said.
District in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai, Mangaluru City South MLA J R Lobo, DK DC Adoor B Ibrahim, city police commissioner S Murugan, Vishwa Hindu Parishat leader M B Puranik and District Government Wenlock Hospital advisory committee president S R Rasheed participated in the meet held as part of the festival.
Specail prayers were also held at Zeenath Baksh Juma Masjid in Bunder in the city. Similarly, special namaaz was offered by Muslims at Masjid Taqwa, Kankanady Masjid, Bikkarnakatte Masjid and other masjids in the city.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Mangaluru president Muhammed Kunhi said Eid al-Azha is a festival of universal brotherhood. A peaceful movement against communalism, terrorism, separatism, capitalism and brutal attacks of ISIS is necessary in the world. All of us need to inculcate the values of Prophet Mohammed’s preaching on sacrifice and unite for the restoration of peace in the world.