Guwahati : Along with the rest of the country, Assam too drenched itself in the festivity mood as the Muslim community marked the Eid-ul-Adha celebrations since morning. Eid-ul-Adha also called ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ or ‘Qurbani’ is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered holier than the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
Men and women from the Muslim community greeted each other early morning after offering their morning prayers.
The Muslims offer a lamb/goat for sacrifice, a practice that has been continuing since the time of Ibrahim who was asked to offer his son for sacrifice to Allah.
The sacrificed ritual is divided into three parts, one share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives. Adding to the festive spirit, several cultural functions will also be organized in the evening.
In the evening, people gather around and cook delectable food and share among their relatives or family members or go to their relatives place to have a hearty feast.
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi greeted the people of the state on the occasion of the festival wishing the Muslim community of the state of Assam warm wishes. The Governor also appealed to his people to strengthen the bond of peaceful co-existence and make the state an epitome of peace and harmony.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal too extended greetings to the people on his Twitter account. CM Sonowal too appealed his people to strengthen the bond of brotherhood and maintain peace in the country.