TINSUKIA, July 19 - Along with the rest of the world, Idd-Ul-Fitre, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, which also marks the end of Ramzan fasting, was celebrated in Tinsukia district.
After observing the month-long roja, the Muslim people of Tinsukia district celebrated Idd with religious fervour. Right from the morning, people congregated at the iddgahs and masjids of the district for mass prayer. They offered monetary help to the poor (zakat) and exchanged greetings with each other, prior to feasting.
Nagaon: After observing the month-long Ramzan fast, people belonging to the Islamic faith observed Idd-Ul-Fitre on Saturday. As usual, prayers were held at the Nagaon town iddgah where thousands of people offered namaz. The prayer was led by Nurul Islam Quasemi.
In the beginning, the significance of Idd-Ul-Fitre was explained by Mujibur Rahman Quasemi. In his address, Rahman discussed the true philosophy of Islam, which teaches one to maintain friendly relationship with people belonging to all religious faiths. Rahman called upon the Muslim people to be independent economically so that they may not be no burden on anyone.
The president of Nagaon Town Iddgah, Minister Rakibul Hussain greeted the people on Idd-Ul-Fitre. The Iddgah committee has constituted a fund to help the poor students to continue their studies, Minister Hussain informed.
After Idd prayers, the people visited the graveyard to pray for the welfare of the departed souls. The people also visited the households of their near and dear ones. A number of public places were tastefully decorated and a festive ambience was discernible.
Haflong: Along with the rest of the country, Idd-Ul-Fitre, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, which also marks the end of the Ramzan fasting, was celebrated at Haflong on Saturday.
In this connection, namaz was presented at the Haflong Town Masjid amidst a religious atmosphere.
The Idd festival was attended by Debojeet Thaosen, Chief Executive Member of NC Hills Autonomous Council, Tushar Kanti Deb, Deputy Chairman of NCHAC, SP Vishwarao, DIG, Assam Rifles, 22 Sector, Haresh, Deputy Commandant of Assam Rifles.
In his speech, Debojeet Thaosen extended his heartfelt greetings to all and stressed on following the ideology of secularism along with equal respect to people of different faiths in the greater interest of the society and the great nation. Thaosen also prayed for the good health of all.