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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha, pray for Covid pandemic end

Imam Abulkhair Carcauga*

The Muslim community in Bacolod City that marked Eid al-Adha or the Festival of the Sacrifice on Tuesday, July 20, prayed for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, Imam Abulkhair Carcauga said.

Carcauga, overall Imam of Muslim communities in Bacolod, said they wore face masks and observed social distancing during their prayers in compliance with the government prescribed health protocols.

They also did not hold their traditional games as a deterrent against COVID-19, he said.

He stressed the need for sacrifice amid the pandemic, and the need to trust in God.

Eid al-Adha, which is celebrated as a regular holiday, honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God’s command.

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