Expatriate Bangladeshis have simply celebrated Eid in Lebanon again. Although the joy of Eid prevailed among the expatriates in the past, the scene has changed. Eid was a joyous occasion. Due to the economic downturn in the country, the dollar crisis and the rise in food prices, Bangladeshis have been living inhumane lives for three long years.
Due to the ongoing economic downturn in the country, most of the Bangladeshis have left for their own country, so this time the expatriate Bangladeshis have organized far fewer congregations than before. Eid congregations have also been held in a few places in Hategona.
Eid Jamaat was held in Mukalles area on the initiative of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat. There, more than 500 devout Muslims took part in the congregation and performed Eid prayers. Besides, small and big Eid congregations have been organized by Bangladeshis in some other places including Salomi and Kukkudi.
At the end of the prayers, both hands are raised and prayers are offered for the happiness of the nation and the Muslim Ummah and for the happiness of the family.
Moreover, the main Eid congregation in Lebanon is held at the Al Amin Mosque in Beirut. Expatriate Bangladeshis, including the country’s head of state, important personalities, officials of Bangladesh and various embassies performed Eid prayers there.
The Bangladeshis who came to perform the prayers said that even though we were able to perform the Eid prayers with the infinite mercy of Allah, we do not remember the joy of Eid. He regretted not being able to send money to his family in the country due to the dollar crisis.