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