PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 1st Aug, 2020 ) :Like others parts of the country, Eidul Azha was celebrated across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with religious enthusiasm on Saturday to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismael (AS).
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for progress, prosperity and well-being of the Muslim Ummah and development of Pakistan.� People prayed for independence of Indian Illegally Occupied Jummu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and eternal peace of the victims of COVID-19.
Eid congregations were held at Mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages across the province.
The religious scholars and ulema delivered special sermons highlighting significance of the day and philosophy of the supreme sacrifice of the Holy Prophets.
Following Eid prayers, the faithful sacrificed animals to follow the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
The faithful followed the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for containing COVID-19 while performing the ritual of sacrificing animals.� Following the Eid prayer, they avoided hugging, hands shaking and extended only Eid greetings by maintaining social distancing in line of the SOPs announced by the Government to prevent spread of coronavirus.