Senior officials, politicians and heads of municipalities, as well as popular figures and clergymen from Al Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry, attended the prayers.

Preachers at the different mosques stressed the significance of “sacrifice” and urged Muslims to follow the manners of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail. They also talked about patience in times of calamity.

Eidul Adha prayers were performed at 600 mosques in North Sinai, said director general of the Awqaf directorate here Dr. Ibrahim Gomaa Ibrahim, adding that precautionary measures were taken, atop of which social distancing and mask wearing.