The Indian Muslims for Progress and Reforms (IMPAR), an organization of eminent Muslims, has asked the people to share the joy of Eid by inviting friends and neighbours regardless of their faiths for celebrations and observing certain rules to make the festival joyous.
The organization has released a set of rules that the community members must observe on the day of Eid:
Avoid offering Namaaz on roads as this leads to violation of passengers’ rights and causes inconvenience to others. If the number of people for prayers is large, go for multiple congregations as an alternative.
Make sure to park the vehicles in reserved areas or on the road but in a way that it must not cause inconvenience to others. People must walk or use public transport to the neighbourhood mosques and Eidgah and avoid driving.
The IMPAR has asked the public to cooperate with the police and administration for better crowd management at Eidgahs and Mosques.
It has asked for softening of the loudspeaker sounds for Azan and Khutba to avoid inconvenience to the public. Azan can be avoided by circulating the namaz time in advance, on the previous day, or printing leaflets.
Volunteers should be deployed or a cameraperson hired for a live recording of the crowd management and prayers at Eidgah and Masjids. The recording can be kept for a few weeks for any eventuality.
Most importantly, the IMPAR has asked “Muslims to invite friends and neighbours regardless of faith to celebrate together, share the happiness, spread harmony, and add more charm to the day. This is keeping in view the festival spirit of spreading love, care, and brotherhood.”
It asks Muslims that after the prayers, proper cleaning of the surrounding areas must be done, as lots of food is littered and vendors normally go away without cleaning.
The volunteers must be employed and given proper identity cards to ensure the smooth conduct of prayer meetings and the cleaning.
The IMPAR release said, “Let us add more value to the day. This is a day when kids participate in celebrations in large numbers, give them good and inspiring messages, or distribute books on religion and spirituality. Inspire and engage them in social work. Together we can build a healthy society based on trust, love, and compassion.”