Mangaluru: Bakrid - Celebration of sacrifice, symbol of forgiveness


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Aug 12: Bakrid, which is being celebrated in the district today, is backed by a history of over 5,000 years. The city of Ur in Iraq was being ruled by a perverted king named Namrud. He used to call himself the Almighty and torture his subjects. Azhar was the court priest of the king and his son was Ibrahim.

Allah then deputed Hazarat Ibrahim as his prophet with orders to rid people of immoral, meaningless superstitions. Azhar was not prepared to heed to Ibrahim's advice and threatened to deprive him of the ancestral property. Ibrahim insisted that Lord's grace was much more valuable than any kind of property.


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Prophet Ibrahim gave up family and close relatives and got engaged in religious propagation. He had to present himself in the court of King Namrud on the allegation of desecrating certain statues on a festival day. The king, during the inquiry, realized that he was at fault, but ordered the Prophet to be thrown into the fire but the fire turned into a bed of flowers.

Prophet Ibrahim, his wife, Sara, and a relative, went by foot, spreading the message of the Almighty to the people. They travelled through Syria, Egypt, Arabia etc. When they were in trouble, the Almighty saved them through miracles. Ibrahim got a son Ismail, through his second wife, Hazira. He got the order from the divine to discard his wife and child in a distant desert in Saudi Arabia. Ibrahim did this. On a day, the child, Ismail, who was thirsty, hit his leg to the ground from which spot fountain of water, known as zam zam sprang. This spot turned into holy Mecca.

When he was ordered to sacrifice his child, the father and mother were prepared to sacrifice their child. But at the last moment, he got the message that he has passed all kinds of tests and therefore, he can sacrifice a goat instead of his son. The divine message asked the husband-wife duo to construct a prayer centre for the Almighty. This was the incident forming base for Bakrid.

Like in other festivals, Muslims offer special prayers at mosques or Idgahs early in the morning. To symbolize the readiness to sacrifice anything to satisfy the Almighty, animals are sacrificed and the flesh is distributed among close ones and poor people.

  

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  • Hamza, Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    A prasad tereko islam ka kuch malumich nahin hai , kaiko bak bak karelai.. hum tumhari jaath ka ijjath karthey hai , aur tum humara karo .. busss baath khatham.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Bakrid Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and all over the world. Enjoy this Eid in peace and harmony. Let unity prevail among all religions as you celebrate this Eid.

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  • SF., MANGALORE

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Really a expensive Eid, due to rain prices are gone sky high, middle class people can not enjoy the feast .

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  • harish, mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    EID MUBARAK

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  • darrel, mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    the title says forgiveness ? when a terrorist killed 50 people in mosque in new Zealand within months 300 were killed in church in srilanka, which was said as an retaliatory action.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    in the pretext of terrorism super power countery invaded middle east for oil,
    and left million dead and pecefull country ruined and their welth was looted and under false flag still invading many country and these kind of terrorism gone unnoticed for you.

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    How come the USA military was allowed in the Middle Eastern land and why this middle eastern countries buy arms and ammunitions from USA.
    USA is presently largest producer of oil in the whole world.
    Shia Sunni in Islam are fighting like enemies.
    Blame yourself for your own failures.

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Where are Muslim females performing salat to Allah in the pictures.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    when dalith starts performig pujja in udupi matth later will decide.

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    In us, Hindus Dalit's have separate temples just as Muslim Sheas have separate Mosques.
    In Dalit's temples both male's and female's worship together.
    But in Shia and Sunni in both the mosques female's are not allowed to perform salat along with male's in both Shia and Sunni Mosques.
    The book says if your wives are rebellious beat them.
    Men are not rebellious?

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    you should first read about Rise of Arab Springs, and second understand this that US came to middle east to execute regime change that would benefit them for millennial for all plans & desires.

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  • amith, mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    why only Dalit, there are so many other caste as well. Are you trying to do divide and rule. Why cant Nun become head of the church or become priest for your weddings......In fact you are talking out of the subject. He asked why there are no ladies, even they to love to worship their god.

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  • Indian, India

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    why do you need their pictures??

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Proof is must for evidence.
    However no females present in the salat along with male's.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    They worship at home, every religion has certain rules, codes, regulations, and self discipline.

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    @Subhash Chandra, Mangalore,
    Muslim men also can perform salat 5 times in their houses
    Not necessarily go to mosques to perform salat.

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  • Kudla daye, Kudla

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Brother i suggest u to read quran translated one english or kannada any..!! You’ll get all your answer there🙂 i have the answer for your question but i know you’ll wont understand the concept and it’ll will be just a war of words so a small advice for you u can take it or u can leave it without asking anything 🙂🙂🙂 May almighty bless you

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  • UMMAR, mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    @Prem Prasad, Bangalore
    dont talk rubbish if u dont know about the principle of islam.
    i dont know much about hindu religion so i dont like to comment on that tooo..

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  • lokesh shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    ಬಹುಶ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಇರಬೇಕು, ಇಂದು ಕುರಿ ಆಡು ದನ ಕಡಿಯೋದು.. ಅದೇನೇ ಇರಲಿ...ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು… ಭೂರಿ ಭೋಜನ ಮಜಾ ಮಾಡಿ

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Prophet Abraham or Ibrahim, is a prominent, devout, human being, widely quoted in the Jewish Torah... Christian Bible and Muslim Quran, holy books !!!! Today they follow different streams of faith..... confront, dislike, each other in Jerusalem and all over the world..... Wonder why there is so much bitterness and hatred, among these followers of these religions ?????

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    hindus & muslims fought 4 independence 2gether. b4 few day's of independence both b came chaddi enemies hating each other as of 2day u faku harish malhotra. mirchi laga ki nahim?????????

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  • G Fernandes, Mangalore/ Ireland

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Happy and blessed Eid Al Adha to all the Muslim community!

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  • paez, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Have a blessed Eid Al Adha (Eid Mubarak)

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  • Alwyn sequeira, kulshekar

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    May the peace and forgiveness of lord almighty be with all of us,,wishing all of you a very blessed and happy Bakrid

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Eid Mubarak Ho to my all dear brothers and sisters & their families. Let Allah enlighten all our lives.
    Jai Sri Ram.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Then why kill innocent animals?

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  • Nish, Ixe/dxb

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Brother. Dont you eat mutton, fish chicken?? How many restaurant serve all these in our city. . R u living ur life only by drinking water. By the way even plants have life if ur a vegetarian

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Breeding animals for food causes maximum damage to environment in the form of greenhouse gases
    Better to be vegan or vegetarian by choice. By the way animals and human beings have brains not plants.Better to use our brains to protect the environment.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Most Death are caused by vegetarian.
    Cigirate , Alcohol, Drugs , haterate, lynching,

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  • Arif, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Yes the same ones that you eat at KFC , MacDonald and while partying with your friends.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    check in Google world largest sacrifice of animal . You can find done by hindu coustum and even childern are included in behiding cows ,bufallo, gots and left open to decay . o cheddi please check .

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    No Google world has this news Rolf bhai. Kaale sangtha thu.

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