The expert explained how the pandemic has changed the celebration of Eid al-Adha

Instead of a mass gathering of faithful will celebrate Eid al-Adha at home. About it the correspondent “of Rosbalt” was told by the Chairman of the local religious organization of Muslims of St. Petersburg “Mecca” Rinat Valiev.

According to him, due to a new type of coronavirus had to change the format of the holiday.

“So, on Sunday we had to make a collective prayer to St Petersburg. Usually going from 80 to 150 thousand people. But this year, the mufti decided that people should be protected from the risk of infection, so mass events will not be”, — explained the official.

He added that the mosques are closed, not only in Petersburg but also in Moscow, Tatarstan and other regions of Russia.

“People will celebrate this holiday at home with their loved ones, without any large crowds,” said Valiev.

Previously the head of “Mecca” told the readers of “Rosbalt”, what is the meaning of fasting before Eid al-Bayram and what Muslims normally do during the holiday. (link) this year Eid ul-Fitr will be held from the evening of 23 may until the evening of may 24.

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