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Thousands of devotees observe Juma’atul Wida, some overlooking health protocols

| Updated: May 08, 2021 10:35:20

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Juma'atul Wida, the last Friday congregation of Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan, was observed in the country with due religious fervour.

Thousands of devotees poured into mosques across the country to offer Juma'a prayers and sought divine blessings for the peace and progress of Bangladesh and the unity of the Muslim Ummah.

In the capital, many Muslims flocked to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque where usually the largest Juma'atul Wida congregation is held.

The devotees were supposed to join prayers maintaining social distancing and other health rules as the country grapples with the second wave of Coronavirus. In many cases, the health protocols were not followed.

Juma'atul Wida or the last Friday prayers in congregation in Ramadan, is meant for saying farewell to the glorious month of fasting.

Meanwhile, the government has urged Muslims to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at mosques instead of Eidgahs (Open spaces for prayers) in an effort to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in mid-May.

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