THURSDAY, 17 OCTOBER – The Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration, also known as Hari Raya Qurban is the essence of sacrifice done by Phophet Ibrahim a.s. (Abraham) of his son, Prophet Ismail a.s. (Ishmael) in fulfilling Allah’s commands.
On this basis, the Mosque and Islamic Affairs Unit (UHEIM) of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) sacrificed 15 cows in observing the sacrificial wordship, at UHEIM’s premises.
According to the Head of UHEIM, Dr. Muhammad Suhaimi Taat, the slaughtering of the cows started at 8.30 am and was assisted by UMS staff.
“The portioned meat were then given to 100 recipients consisting of new converts, the poor and the low income earners,” he said.
The event turned more rousing which inspired the groups when the organiser announced that a competition to see the fastest group finishing the job was held.
“I would like to thank friends of UMS Mosque, SPKS Student Association, Students of Science Preparatory Course and the Mosque and Funeral Services including Saff Inspirasi Muslimah UMS (SAFFIAH) for helping to make this event a success,” Dr. Suhaimi further added.
Also present were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Hj Kasim Hj Md Mansur; Head of UMS Library, Dayang Rukiah Awang Amit and Deans of UMS Schools. – FL
By Faezah Mohamad Dun
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