Bakrid: Muslim brethren offer prayers

Sir Khazi appeals to maintain integrity and communal harmony

Religious fervour Muslim brethren offering prayers at Tilak Nagar Idgah grounds in Mysore on Wednesday. DH photo

In his message, Sir Khazi of Mysore Hazrath Moulana Mohammed Usmaan Shariff gave a clarion call to them to maintain integrity and communal harmony.

It can be brought into reality by taking part in the festivals celebrated by other communities, besides inviting them to ours.

Narrating the significance of Bakrid, Sir Khazi highlighted the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim Khaleelulla and his son Paigamber Ismail Zabiulla thousands of years ago. “By sacrificing animal on the day, you are appeasing the god with good heart. Likewise, one should not hesitate to sacrifice their selfishness for the good of others”.  Similarly, prayers were offered at Idgah maidans in third stage Rajiv Nagar, Ghousianagar and all the mosques.

Vice-chancellor of Pondicherry University J A K Thareen, director of Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI) S N H Khadri, president of BJP City Minority Wing J M Urooz were prominent among those who offered prayers at Tilak Nagar.

Medical Education and District In-charge Minister S A Ramdas, DCP (law and order) Basavaraj Malagathi, Assistant Commissioner Bharathi, Tahsildar Manjunath Swamy, ACP A K Suresh, Mandi Police Inspector Kiran Kumar wished the Muslims on the occasion.

The day began with the offering of sheep. Men and women clad in new clothes greeted each other. Special menu was biryani and custard.

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