After a long lent, it is customary to prepare food, to go with greetings to the guests, to visit the graves of loved ones.

this year, Russian Muslims celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, in conditions of isolation. In Tatarstan, despite the abolition of this regime, religious institutions are still closed to the faithful. As in other regions. So you don’t have to gather in mosques for collective prayer.

Eid al-Adha declared a public holiday in Tatarstan, Bashkiria and Dagestan. But as in 2020 may 24 – this Sunday, the day off rescheduled for Monday, may 25.

an Indispensable attribute of the holiday – children. Early in the morning, taking large packages, young Dagestanis went around the house, knocking at the door and congratulated on the holiday.

I got candy, cookies, fruit. After several hours of walking most successful returning with several kilograms of sweets.

But this year because of the pandemic coronavirus, so as not to aggravate the situation, the authorities, religious and public figures called Dagestanis to stay during the holidays at home.

the Mufti of Dagestan Ahmad Abdullayev congratulated the Muslims, urged them to celebrate the holiday at home: “My urgent request not to leave home not to visit loved ones, neighbors and friends for the holiday feast. Let’s celebrate this day in their homes, with their families and good wishes to all in this world.”

to Congratulate your relatives mufti recommended with the use of modern technology. “Today it has become very popular to shoot video. Record your greetings, good wishes and send each other”, – said the priest.

an appeal to residents to stay at home turned famous athletes. Khabib Nurmagomedov, whose father is sick with coronavirus, was asked to follow a policy of isolation during the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The Olympic champion, the repeated world champion and Europe on free-style wrestling Abdulrashid Sadulayev also urged the people of Dagestan to celebrate the upcoming holiday at home, in the family circle.

However, even if you want to go somewhere will not work. The entrances and exits to towns and villages are closed. In Makhachkala for the holiday period introduced a total quarantine and ban on the movement.

the Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin recognized that people “hungry for living fellowship”, but calls to celebrate the end of the Holy month of Ramadan at home.

“We can’t allow mosques have unwittingly become epicenters of the spread of a deadly disease”, he stressed. The head of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan in the holiday can pray in relative solitude in Galeevskaya mosque in Kazan. Where will be broadcast live.

At 6.30 am, the head will complete the reading of the Quran (during the fasting period it needs to be read as a whole), and then turn to the Ummah with Bacchus, the sermon.

Abandoned the traditional visit to the mosque on the occasion and urged the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. He will celebrate the Eid al-Fitr with the family.

In Bashkiria the festive divine service in the mosques also held without the presence of the congregation. Sermon by the Supreme mufti, Chairman of Central spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Talgat Safa Tadzhuddin of the will be broadcast on Bashkir satellite television channels, the First channel and the Internet.

“following the recommendations of physicians and the requirements of authorities, the believers should not participate in public worship, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, said, referring to the Muslim Ummah of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Sheikh-ul-Islam Talgat Tadzhuddin. – The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and regional leaders pay great attention to the fight against the pandemic. And the priests should support that struggle. When the quarantine will end, and leave the trouble, people will come back in thousands of mosques together to pray and praise God. But this year, it should be noted bright holiday of Eid al-Fitr only in the family circle.”

the faithful calmly accepted all these instructions. After all, the Holy month of Ramadan they held in conditions of isolation, did not attend mosque, pray at home, did eat in the allowed time only together with the household. Many consider this another test that should pass with dignity.

How Muslims will celebrate the occasion in a pandemic?

Mahachkalinskie Raisa Omarov told the “RG” that every year at this time she with her husband and children went to the village to visit his parents. “They really miss the grandkids and the kids want to talk with grandma and grandpa. It remains only to video calling. Well, what to do, is a forced measure,” – says Raisa.

However, it will still prepare favorite holiday dishes. This miracle greens (a dish made of dough, sometimes with different fillings – meat, cheese, pumpkin, greens. Approx. “RG”), “dolma”, cakes.

One of the traditions of the holiday is to treat your family, friends and neighbors. In terms of isolation, it became problematic. Raisa lives in an ordinary apartment building, and the residents of the house found a way out. “The staircase we put a stool, said Raisa Omarova. I made some pilaf and a miracle, and put there, and the neighbors will take a little bit. Another woman will bake something sweet, and also put up for treats. So without contacts congratulate each other.”

a resident of the city of Meleuz in the Bashkortostan Bikbulatov Gulshat admitted that the limitations associated with self-isolation, are not particularly difficult. Because the clergy has created for the believers of the conditions under which they can perform what is prescribed by the rules of Sharia.

“We will not be able to visit the mosque, but we will listen to the preaching on TV and POM��Lisa house, and mandatory donation Fitr-sadaqa send online – said Gulshat. – This year to my husband in the summer came the daughter-in-law and four granddaughters. Together we prepared the food, basically the national dish: Zur-balesh, bishbarmak horsemeat, Bashkir noodles, tea – cake with apples and strawberries, and apricots stuffed with walnuts”.

As the correspondent “RG” the Kazan journalist and writer Aysylu Khafizova, its celebration of Eid al-Adha will not be particularly different from the previous one: “I in previous years the morning namaz in the mosque did not go, because for women it is not necessary. They are, as a rule, on this day stay home.”

On Eid ul-Fitr, it is customary to give Fitr-sadaqa (alms of Fitr). Aysylu Khafizova this day brings money and treats elderly neighbor. And those who prefer not to walk-in guests may use the system of online donations. It was created in the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Tatarstan in the period of strict quarantine.

also Organized the delivery of free iftar kits to the homes of the needy. In total, Tatarstan has distributed more than 30 thousand lunch boxes.

“we Have, with friends who keep Uraza was pretty good tradition, – says Aysylu Khafizova. – Every day for Tarawih prayers (performed after night prayer and lasts until dawn) we went to the new mosque of Kazan. And during the month of Ramadan passed them all. It was a holiday for us. Because each mosque has its own character. We liked iftar to visit various Halal cafes. Had these traditions to be abandoned. But the focus of the Eid al has moved on. It is possible to spend more time alone, to read the Koran.”