Muftiyat told how to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Chechnya

Festive prayers on the Muslim Eid al-Fitr in Chechnya will be held in strict compliance with mask mode and social distance due to the pandemic, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Chechnya.

Chechen authorities in connection with the feast of Eid al-Adha declared a Republic two days - 30 and 31 July. Celebrations are not cancelled, but authorities have warned of the need for strict compliance with safety standards in the context of the pandemic. Earlier in June, the Muftiate of the Republic abolished introduced because of the coronavirus, a ban on collective prayers in mosques, while retaining restrictions for the elderly and people with chronic diseases.

"Public prayers are usually in the major mosques of the Republic, the mufti called on the faithful to adhere strictly to precautionary measures, social distance and a mask mode. For compliance with the measures meet the imams of mosques. To comply with social distance in the mosques have special markup" - said the source.

He stressed that the local TV channel "Grozny" will broadcast live the prayer from the mosque "Heart of Chechnya", "to create a festive atmosphere in homes, including those who could not come to the mosque on a state of health or age."

In addition, in Chechnya at the initiative of the Republic held a charity event will be giving away the animals for the rite of sacrifice, told RIA Novosti in the government of Chechnya.

"The Fund named after Akhmad-Hadji Kadyrov has purchased more than 20 thousand sheep, which will be distributed not only to the poor and orphans, but also those who have made a significant contribution in the fight against the pandemic. It's doctors, volunteers, journalists," - said in the government.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of the 12th month of the Muslim lunar calendar Dhul-Hijjah and it marks the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, but this year many Muslims are unable to perform Hajj: the Saudi authorities first cancelled the pilgrimage to the shrines of Mecca and Medina for foreigners due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus, said the representative of the mufti.

According to him, in this regard, the clutch is returned to the residents of Chechnya submitted to the Committee on the Hajj to Hajj the documents and money.

"Thousands of people in Chechnya are unable to perform the Hajj, unfortunately, because of the threat to human health. They had to pick up the documents, but we hope in the mercy of Allah, and in the following year Muslims from around the world will be able to visit the main Shrine, we just have to pray about it, and we call this all", - said the representative of the mufti.

The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha (Turkic), or ID al-Adha (Arabic) is one of the main festivals of the Muslims. It lasts for three days. This year it started to come on July 31. On the holiday it is customary to sacrifice sheep, oxen or camels.