Prayer marks Is­lamic oc­ca­sion

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

MUS­LIMS gath­ered for a prayer event at White­man Park last week, join­ing hun­dreds of mil­lions around the world cel­e­brat­ing Eid ul-Adha, one of the most im­por­tant fes­ti­vals on the Is­lamic cal­en­dar.

Eid ul-Adha marks the end of the an­nual pil­grim­age to Mecca, known as the Hajj. Also known as the Fes­ti­val of Sac­ri­fice, it is a re­minder of the sa­cred­ness of life and is a time of sig­nif­i­cant cel­e­bra­tion and re­flec­tion for WA Mus­lims.

For more than 50,000 West Aus­tralians who fol­low the Is­lamic faith, the pe­riod will be marked by help­ing oth­ers, strength­en­ing fam­ily ties and mak­ing com­mu­nity con­nec­tions.

Cit­i­zen­ship and Mul­ti­cul­tural In­ter­ests Min­is­ter Paul Pa­palia said Eid fes­ti­vals had been held in WA since 1896 and were an im­por­tant part of cul­tural her­itage.

“With many com­mu­nity events hap­pen­ing around the state, Eid ul-Adha is an oc­ca­sion to ad­vance un­der­stand­ing be­tween cul­tures and strengthen the foun­da­tions of our mul­ti­cul­tural com­mu­nity,” he said.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d486036

Saleh Ibrahim and Nus­rud­deen Moosud­dee with oth­ers at the cel­e­bra­tions for Eid ul-Adha.

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