Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Selamat Aidil Adha

Muslims descended on the Mina valley Tuesday to mark the third day of the hajj, known as the Eid al-Adha or 'Festival of Sacrifice'. Pilgrims hurled pebbles at the 30-metre long structure the longest of three walls said to symbolise the devil, also referred to as Iblis.

Some three million pilgrims are taking part in this year's hajj, the world's largest annual pilgrimage that retraces the route taken by the Prophet Mohammad 14 centuries ago. Most arrived in the central western Saudi Arabia tent town Mina overnight, after returning from rituals marking the peak of the hajj on Monday at nearby Mount Arafah.

The Eid al-Adha festival is also usually marked by the ritual of sacrificing an animal, usually a lamb.

Pilgrims then head to the holy city of Mecca, some five kilometres west of Mina, to perform Tawaf. The hajj ends Friday.

(Going to Mecca now is easy, by planes. During the 60s and 70s, chartered ships were used and it took about three to four months before the pilgrims were back in Malaysia after completing the hajj).


11 comments:

harith zapin said...

selamat aidil adha jai. lama tak jumpa. the last we met was in labuan a few years ago.

harap dapat jumpa lagi.

vincent said...

bro,

selamat raya haji

mario, zagreb said...

my dear friend,

wishing you and family selamat eid al-adha


mario skarica
zagreb, croatia

MASTANA said...

jai, kau balik moncino tak

datang la tompek den lopeh smayang. onam lombu akan tumbang.

bujai said...

mario bruder,

gud un dir?

when are you coming back to malaysia. hope you & family are fine.

danke.

bujai said...

bro harith zapin,

dah lama sangat dah tu. how about next week in ampang? i just e-mail you my mobile no.

selamat aidil adha

Anonymous said...

selamat hari raya korban.

sesiapa yang sanggup berkorban untuk agama, negara, bangsa, keluarga dan mereka yang memerlukan adalah paling mulia di sisi Allah.

Anonymous said...

Salamat adiil adha Jai.

Dj Remy

bujai said...

DJ REME,

selamat aidiladha.

ada masanya aku geram kat kau... tapi kau memang best!

thanks bro

mat gombau said...

jai,

begapo banyak korban lombu?

bak la sekor

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