Selamat Hari Raya Haji to Malaysians

Selamat Hari Raya Haji to Malaysians

Hari Raya Aidiladha or Hari Raya Haji, or Feast of the Sacrifice/Sacrifice Feast, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide yearly.

Eid al-Adha 2017 will begin in the evening of Thursday Aug 31 and ends in the the evening of Monday Sept 4.

It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) pbuh to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. Before he sacrificed his son God intervened by sending his angel Jibra'il (Gabriel), who then put a sheep in his son’s place.

In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: the family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbours; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

“Muslims in Malaysia also give equal importance to this religious practice. It is, therefore, that we observe Hari Raya Aidiladha with truly believing in Allah’s guidance,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razal Alsagoff said.

He said Malaysian Muslims should adhere to the reason for the religious sacrifice - sharing with family members, relatives, friends and neighbours and the poor and needy.

A visual of banners strung up in strategic locations in Bukit Lanjan.

Syed Razak said Malaysians should also strive to sacrifice, whenever possible or given the opportunity, to contribute to communities and nation-building.

Sacrifice for the socio-economic progress of Malaysians and Malaysia.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha.



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