Fervour marks Bakrid celebrations in city

Fervour marks Bakrid celebrations in city

Thousands of Muslim brethren offer mass prayers at Idgah

Nearly 20,000 people offered mass prayers at the main Idgah grounds. Sir Khazi Hazrath Moulana Mohamed Usman Sharieff led the prayers at Tilak Nagar. In his Eid message, Sir Khazi asked the gathering to remember the sacrifice of Hazrath Ibrahim Haleelulla  and his son Hazrath Ismail Zabiullah, in whose remembrance the Muslims observe the festival.

“The great sacrifice of this messaiah is worth emulation for the common man. Everyone should follow the principles laid down and promote the unity and brotherhood in society.

Communal harmony

The occasion is also a moment to promote communal harmony and unity in diversity of the country,” Sir Khazi told the gathering.

District in-charge minister S A Ramdas who took part in the prayers said that the message of Quran and Gita stress on peace and living together. The festivals like this should strengthen the communal harmony and integrity of nation. On the occasion, police commissioner Sunil Agarwal thanked  people of Mysore for maintaining peace and law and order in the last three years.

Sheik Ali, former vice-chancellor of Mangalore and Goa universities, Taj Mohamed Khan, secretary, Farooqia institute, Humanyun Fur, president Tanzeem Sunnath Jamath, DCP (law and order) Basavaraj Malagatti, ACP A K Suresh and others were present. Muslim brethren also offered prayers at the Idgah grounds in Bharath Nagar and Ghousianagar. While, several mosques and dargah’s also came alive for the Bakrid celebrations.

In Hassan

People gathered in big numbers to offer prayers at the Idgah grounds in Hassan. The mass prayers began at 7.30 am as Muslim brethren started to throng the venue for the mass.  

The number of people gathered at Idgah was less compared to last year due to rains that lashed the town in the past few days. Hence, the mass prayers at the mosques saw good response. The Bakrid celebration among the Muslim brethren in Mandya and Chamarajnagar was also upbeat.