Eid Al-Adha Celebration in the Corona Virus Pandemic Period

Eid Al-Adha Celebration in the Corona Virus Pandemic Period

Starting from the corona virus pandemic which began to plague almost all provinces in Indonesia, to the existence of several policies such as Work From Home, Stay at Home, to the emergence of the PSBB which requires students to study at home until an undetermined time.

Indeed, Muslims who have passed the months of Ramadan and Idul Fitri have felt the bitterness of not being able to carry out activities every year, namely going home or returning to their hometowns. So that the celebration of Eid al-Fitr for 2 days can only be done at home through social media such as Video Calls.

But actually the saddest thing is that you can’t carry out IED prayers at the nearest mosque or prayer room in a friendly manner, and you have to do it at home with your family to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

But fortunately, those days have passed and the government has started a New Normal. But what about the Eid al-Adha celebration that will be carried out or have been carried out?

If you can answer, then there are positive and negative sides, but they cannot be equalized.

The positive side is that we can carry out IED prayers at the nearest mosque and prayer room but by implementing health protocols from the government. Indeed, we don’t feel the atmosphere of Eid like before, but at least during this pandemic we can still carry out IED prayers.
Eid Al-Adha Celebration in the Corona Virus Pandemic Period

Then don’t forget the qurbani tradition which is an important part of this Eid al-Adha celebration. Until now, only 2 animals are commonly used as sacrifices in Indonesia, namely Goats and Cows. Of course, the sacrificial celebration can go on if there are donors who donate these animals for sacrifice.

It is imperative for Muslims or followers of Islam to be able to donate sacrificial animals if they have enough to meet their daily needs. Because it is his duty to be able to donate a few percent of his income so that he can share with others who really need it more.

So for the followers of Islam who feel that they are Muslims who are able or already have more income, so they can donate at least 1 sacrificial animal to be able to carry out this tradition in Eid al-Adha. Because it would be very embarrassing to forget to be able to share and only carry that religion on your KTP.

And fortunately, even though during the corona virus pandemic, the qurbani tradition was able to run smoothly in several regions in Indonesia, and there are even several mosques in cities in Indonesia that donated more sacrificial animals than the previous year.

So all residents who need it can still get and can get a ration of sacrificial meat without having to buy or spend money. From there, what makes this sacrifice very important when Eid al-Adha has arrived.

But it turns out that there is a downside that had to happen at this Eid al-Adha celebration, with the many cancellations of pilgrims who had waited from 5 to tens of years to be able to carry out the pilgrimage.

It is inevitable because with the corona virus pandemic, distance limitation or social distancing is a priority. And it cannot be denied that when the pilgrimage is carried out, the congregation will jostle, which makes the spread of the corona virus will be faster and dangerous for the elderly.

The implementation of Eid al-Adha in 2020 is indeed a little different from before, from starting at the end of the month with a very profitable day for office workers. But also with this pandemic we can still carry out IED prayers.

Author: Vera Ryan