less than a week from the feast of the Aïd, the French Council of the muslim cult (CFCM) called, on Saturday, to a strict observance of the gestures barriers to the opportunity of the event planned for Friday 31 July, when the health authorities are seeing a "sharp increase" in the circulation of the Covid-19 in France.
In a statement, the CFCM is a reminder of the "measures of vigilance and protection" to the approach of this feast, such as " respect the obligation of wearing a mask and distancing physical ", especially for the rallies, and prays, "wash hands regularly" and "avoid" hugs and handshakes. "In relation to a period of gatherings to high-risk," the Council calls, in addition, " vulnerable people to protect themselves more and not to go to rallies ". He asked the mosques could not enforce the measures, barriers, " not organize collective prayers of the Eid and the Friday ".
"Make it short the rallies"
The mosques organising several services of prayers are invited " to sufficient space to avoid that the faithful do not intersect ", and the latter are asked to bring "their carpet with individual prayer" and perform their ablutions at home, according to the press release. Eid al-Adha (feast of the sacrifice) or Eid el-Kebir (great feast) is the one of the two major muslim holidays with the Eid al-Fitr (breaking the fast). It provides for the sacrifice of a beast herd, a sheep generally, to share with loved ones and of the poor, in memory of the submission to the one God of Abraham, ready to offer his son, and which was in extremis substituted a sheep.
The Eid festival, occurring this year on a Friday, day of prayer, the CFCM calls to " make short the rallies ". "Similarly, the act of sacrifice that takes place in slaughterhouses, which are potential clusters, should encourage the sacrifice, by delegation, spreading the sacrifice over three days and the delivery of sacrifices to points safer," underlines the French Council of the muslim cult.