Coastal districts celebrate Eid with fervour

Coastal districts celebrate Eid with fervour

District In-charge Minister U T Khader offers prayer on account of Eid-ul-Fitr, at the Idgah Masjid on Light House Hill of Mangaluru on Friday.

Muslims in the district celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday, marking the culmination of Islam’s holy month of Ramzan and the fasting.

Mass prayer, Eid messages from the religious heads, and greeting each other were a common scene in all the masjids in the district.

Dakshina Kannada Khazi Takhwa Ahmmed Musliyar led the prayer at the Idgah Masjid on Light House Hill, in Mangaluru.

In his message, the Khazi said that the Muslim community had faced several challenges in the past. Even now, the challenges are ahead.

The challenges should be considered as a test, which should be faced with a positive spirit. At any cost, the community members should not violate the rules in the religion and break the laws of the country. One should win the people through love and trust, said the Khazi.

District In-charge Minister U T Khader, who is also the Minister for Urban Development and Housing, said that through the festival one has to change their personality and work towards the development of the society. All the celebrations in the coastal district should uphold the principles of unity and brotherhood, he added.

Zeenath Baksh Kendra Jumma Masjid Head Y Abdulla Kunhi also spoke on the occasion.

A special arrangement was made at Idagh Masjid for the mass prayer. Parking of vehicles was allowed at St Aloysius College ground.

The old and young, dressed in new clothes, greeted each other. MLC Ivan D’Souza, former MLA J R Lobo and City Police Commissioner Vipul Kumar visited and greeted the Muslim brothers.

Prayers were held under the guidance of Mufti Mannan Saheb at Kudroli Jamiya masjid. Minister Khader visited the Masjid and greeted the community members.

The Eid Namaz was held at Masjid Noor in Hampankatte, Takhwa Masjid
at Pumpwell, Ibrahim
Khalil on Nellikai Road, Kacchi Memon at Bunder and other masjids in Mangaluru.

Celebrations in Udupi

The Muslim community in different parts of the district celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday, with great pomp and show, zeal and gusto, as the Shawwal moon was sighted a day earlier.

Celebrations at different mosques across the district marked the day. ‘Namaz’ was offered in the Mosques to thank Allah. A festive environment prevailed over the district.

The elders and the kids embraced one another and exchanged Eid greetings. Sweets were distributed, gifts were exchanged. Delicious dishes were prepared at home. Sweet vermicelli is the most popular dish cooked for the celebrations. Friends and relatives were invited to feasts. 

Udupi Nagarika Samithi offered saplings to the devotees coming out of the mosques, in order to celebrate the feast in an ecofriendly manner.