Hundreds of Muslims attended Eid congregations at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as well as other mosques across the country instead of Eidgah grounds on Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak.
This year’s Eid celebration is unlike previous years as Muslims in Bangladesh are celebrating their biggest religious festival without outdoor activities to prevent the transmission of the highly infectious virus.
Devotees had to let go of the tradition of embracing each other, a century-old traditional greeting on the Eid day.
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The government urged people to avoid Eidgah or other open places for congregations and offer prayers at mosques following recommended health advice.
Five congregations were held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. The first one was held at 7am, second one at 8am, third one at 9am and fourth one at 10am. The last congregation took place at 10:45am.
Devotees entered the National Mosque through disinfection chamber maintaining physical distance before each and every congregation. They brought prayer mats with them and stood for the Eid prayer inside the mosque as well as outside its premises.
Muslims attend Eid-ul-Fitr congregation outside the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque maintaining physical distance.
This is the first time, for pandemic, Bangladeshi Muslims attending the Eid-ul-Fitr special prayer inside the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque instead of Eidgah ground.
Muslims devotees enter the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque slowly standing in queue to attend the Eid congregation.
Muslims entering the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque through disinfection chamber to attend the Eid Jaamat.
Devotees of all ages brought their prayer mats individually while attending the Eid congregation at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
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