Eid al-Adha prayer to be held in accordance with Coronavirus precautionary measures implemented in mosques: Egypt’s PM



Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 09:51 GMT


Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 09:51 GMT

CAIRO – 14 July 2021: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said that Eid al-Adha prayer will be held in accordance with Coronavirus precautionary measures implemented in mosques all over the country.

During a video conference meeting with several ministers and officials, Wednesday to discuss Eid al-Adha preparations, he emphasized the necessity of activating operations rooms across the country to deal with any emergencies that may take place during Eid holiday.

During the meeting, attended by Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi, the prime minister greeted governors on the approach of Eid al Adha and the 69th anniversary of the July 23, 1952 Revolution.

Madbouli gave orders to governors to take all necessary measures to provide basic consumer goods, to citizens at all outlets and consumer complexes.

In this regard, he urged supply directorates and regulatory bodies to control prices and intensify relevant inspection campaigns.

The prime minister also issued directives for monitoring the availability of all sorts of fuel nationwide, especially in coastal governorates and places that are usually visited by citizens on vacations.

On Tuesday, Madbouli issued a decree announcing 19-24 July as paid holidays for public sector employees on the occasion of Muslim’s Eid Al-Adha and the 23rd of July Revolution.

The decision is applied for employees at ministries, governmental institutions, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies and public business sector companies.

Exams, however, will continue according to the previously planned schedule, according to Madbouli’s decision.

Workers in the private sector will also have a paid holiday starting from Monday July 19 to Thursday July 22, as per an official decision by the prime minister.

Eid Al-Adha is the most significant feast for Muslims worldwide, as it marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.

The Adha honors the day when Prophet Ibrahim -peace be upon him- was ordered to sacrifice his son, Ismael, and because of his obedience, God substituted Ismael with a ram, and this day has become a feast for Muslims since that day.

“And We have ransomed you with a mighty sacrifice” - Qur’an 37:107

In Islam, the sacrificed animal during Al-Adha is divided into parts, in order for the animal’s owner to be able to give a share of the meat to the needy people.




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