Eid-ul-Azha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is being celebrated across the nation.
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the well-being of Ummah and the progress, prosperity, and security of the country. Eid prayer congregations were held at mosques, Eidgahs, and open places in all cities, towns, and villages.
Ulema, in their Eid sermons, is highlighting the significance of the philosophy of great sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS).
Later, people will offer the sacrifice of animals to follow the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). Civic authorities have made special arrangements for disposal of offal and other solid waste during the Eid days.
On the occasion of Eid ul Adha, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged the people to take special care and remember those who became homeless due to last year’s floods. The prime minister, in a statement, said that he was cognisant that Pakistan was facing rising inflation triggered by external issues in the shape of inflation and recession.
The prime minister added the Pakistani nation and the Muslim ummah on the auspicious occasion of Hajj and Eid ul Adha as he prayed for the acceptance of all the religious rituals and sacrifices.
The prime minister said the incumbent government was utilizing all its resources to provide relief to the public. It had provided “maximum relief” to the salaried class, pensioners, and labourers in the current fiscal budget.
The prime minister prayed for the peace and prosperity of the Muslim world and the alleviation of the sufferings of Muslims worldwide, particularly the oppressed brothers and sisters in India Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and Palestine.
The prime minister observed that peace, tolerance, brotherhood, and obedience to the commands of Allah were the messages conveyed through sacrifices and the performance of Hajj.
He added that meeting such requirements through practical attainment, coupled with pondering over the significance of the occasion and purpose behind it, would fulfill the real objectives of this Eid.
He said the basic philosophy behind Eidul Azha was to sacrifice the dearest thing for Allah by showing sincerity and devotion.