Hyderabad: The Telangana State Waqf Board issued an advisory on Wednesday, July 29th for the upcoming Eid-al-Adha, or Bakrid on August 1st, 2020.
The board has denied permissions for Edgahs to host Eid prayers, as large congregations can cause a rampant spread of coronavirus. People are advised to perform prayers at home.
Slaughtering of animals in public places is also denied. Slaughtering of big animals is only allowed in kabelas (slaughter houses) which shall be kept open on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd August.
In mosques, only 50 people are allowed to offer prayers one time while maintaining a 2m distance.
“If there are more number of people, they can do a second spell of prayers at every masjid,” the advisory reads.
It is advised to perform initial ceremonies (wuzu) at home and bring along mats for performing prayers. Masjids should make proper arrangements for sanitisers and should ensure social distancing at entry and exit points.
Senior citizens and people suffering from cold, cough, fever, or any symptom related to COVID-19 should offer prayers from home.
A detailed list of Dos and Don’ts, as informed by the board, are listed below: