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Mask on, social distancing: Indonesian Muslims perform Eid prayers

With face masks on and body temperatures checked, hundreds of Muslims streamed into a mosque in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday (July 31) to perform morning prayers as the country kicked off the Eid al-Adha celebration.

As the world’s most populous Muslim country struggled to contain the spread of the coronavirus, worshippers were advised to wear masks and maintain social distancing during the prayers. The country’s religious ministry also advised mosques to shorten the praying ceremony.

Most of the mosques in the city also cancelled this year’s sacrificial ceremony. Instead, the donated sheep, goats and cows will be slaughtered in abattoirs before being distributed to the poor.

Known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, Eid al-Adha is a day to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command.

(Production: Angie Teo)

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