MONDAY, 11 AUGUST – Kursus Perdana Haji West Coast Sabah Zone 1435H Haji season held for the first time in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) campus received overwhelming response and successfully attracted 280 Malaysian pilgrims.
The course which was jointly organised by Lembaga Tabung Haji and UMS was officiated by Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Hj. Mohd. Arifin Hj. Mohd. Arif.
In his speech, he expressed hope to the pilgrims who were selected to perform the fifth pillar of Islam, to comply with regulations determined by the Government of Saudi Arabia when they arrive in Mecca.
He said Tabung Haji’s role in safeguarding the welfare of Malaysian Haj pilgrims was recognised as an excellent organisation and was commendable.
“We are thankful that so far pilgrims from Malaysia were complimented by the government of Saudi Arabia for being disciplined and with admirable morals shown while at the holy land of Mecca.
“The organisation of such courses is very helpful, especially to make the would-be pilgrims understand certain aspects such as ibadah, physically and spiritually during their pilgrimage in the Holy Land,” he added.
The course was held for two days and covered the practical side of Ibadat Umrah (Tawaf Umrah, Sa’ie Umrah and Tahallul Umrah and Ibadat Haji (Wukuf, Muzdalifah, Mina and Melontar as well as Tahallul Awal). – SM (fl)
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