Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-ul-Adha amid coronavirus restrictions
According to details, Muslims worldwide are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, amid a coronavirus pandemic that has so far infected millions of people since it emerged in December last year.
Eid-ul-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Muslim lunar calendar. It usually begins on the last day of the Hajj, which is the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Eid-ul-Adha is the second major Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr.
Each year Muslims gather for the occasion that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son on the command of Allah. While proceeding to sacrifice his own son, he was eventually given a lamb to sacrifice instead.
A major part of this festival is the Qurbani (or Udhiya), which means sacrifice. Goats, sheep, cows or camels are sacrificed on this auspicious day to remember Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for the sake of God.
The meat is then distributed among poor as well as neighbors and family.
In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, many Muslim-majority countries, including United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia have announced restrictions on public gatherings. People are advised to be extremely careful while sacrificing and distributing meat