Thiruvananthapuram: Muslims in Kerala today
celebrated Id-ul-Azha, dedicating themselves to unflinching
faith in the Almighty by recalling the great sacrifice of
Hazrath Ibrahim and son Ismael centuries ago.
The faithful congregated in mosques and specially
arranged `Idgahs` in open places across the state for special
Community leaders and religious scholars exhorted them to
pledge themselves to the eternal values of total devotion to
the Almighty, willingness to sacrifice, and love and
compassion towards brethren.
Kerala Governor M O H Farook was among hundreds who
offered `namaz` at the Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium here.
In central Kerala and northern Malabar region, where
majority of Kerala Muslims live, special Id namaz sessions
were organised, which where attended by women and children.
Besides Governor Farook, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy,
Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan, Indian Union Muslim
League state president Panakkad Syid Hyderali Shihab Thangal
and leaders of various political parties greeted people on the