Appeal to Bengalureans: Don’t step out for Eid shopping | Bengaluru News – Times of India


Ahead of Eid on May 25, citizens are being asked to stay indoors. (file photo)

BENGALURU: With Eid around the corner, several Muslim community leaders have asked people not to venture out for shopping though curbs on movement have been eased.
Ahead of Eid on May 25, citizens are being asked to stay indoors. Mohammed Zainulabideen Rashadi Mazahiri, principal of Darul Uloom Shah Valiullah on Tannery Road, said: “Eid uski nahi hai jo naye kapde pehn le, Eid uski
hai jo Allah ke wayeed se dare (Eid is not for those wear new clothes, but those who pay heed to God’s warnings about disasters).”
Imam Mazahiri added: “Our announcement asking people to avoid shopping and focus on other aspects of Eid has reached thousands of people living in and around Tannery Road and Fraser Town.”
“The pandemic has forced all of us to change our customs. Muslims are observing Ramzan and offering namaz at home. We must celebrate Eid in a similar manner by respecting social-distancing guidelines, keeping humanity in mind rather than the community,” BK Arshad, president, Benson Town Resident Welfare Association, had said earlier in his letter to CM BS Yediyurappa seeking an extension of the lockdown till May 30 to prevent festive crowding.
Syed Shafiulla Saheb, president of Indian Muslims Forum for Peace and Harmony, said, “The past few weeks have been traumatic as the coronavirus was communalised by some sections and the entire community was blamed for it. These are dangerous times…The spirit of Eid now is in ensuring everyone’s safety.”

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