Lively atmosphere fills the air as Muslims nationwide celebrate Aidiladha with prayers

KUALA LUMPUR — Across the country, Muslims came together to celebrate Aidiladha with mosques filled with worshippers, including leaders and heads of state, reciting the takbir, praising the greatness of Allah SWT, and performing the Aidiladha prayers.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, joined more than 20,000 congregants performed Aidiladha prayers at the Putra Mosque, Putrajaya. They listened to the sermon titled ‘Aidiladha dan Kepedulian Sosial Kita’ delivered by the Grand Imam of the mosque, Salahuddin Ghozali.

In the nation’s capital, worshippers, comprising locals and foreigners, performed the Aidiladha prayers at the National Mosque, led by the Grand Imam of the mosque, Ehsan Mohd Husni.

In Selangor, the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah joined more than 3,000 Muslims in performing Aidiladha prayers at 8.12 am at the Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Mosque in Bukit Jelutong.

Also in attendance were Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah.

In Johor, the Regent of Johor Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sultan Ibrahim performed Aidiladha prayers at Pasir Pelangi Jamek Mosque, Johor Bahru, with his brothers Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Iskandar Al-Haj Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim and Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar Sultan Ibrahim.

Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi was also present along with the state government executive council members and senior government officials.

In Penang, the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak and his wife, Toh Puan Khadijah Mohd Noor, performed Aidiladha prayers alongside more than 2,000 Muslims at the State Mosque. They then performed the sacrificial rituals at the mosque compound.

A total of 251 cows were distributed by the Yayasan Amal Tuan Yang Terutama (TYT) Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang to 252 mosques and 25 surau under the foundation’s Korban Perdana Yayasan 2024 initiative, benefiting approximately 13,500 B40 recipients in the state.

Meanwhile, in Terengganu, residents of Kampung Banggol Chempedak in Serada near Kuala Terengganu made a difference by performing the Aidiladha prayers by the riverside in Dataran Banggol Chempedak this morning, in addition to bringing food to enjoy after the prayers.

More than 100 congregants, consisting of residents of the village and the surrounding area, performed the prayers in the area as the village surau’s new building is currently under construction.

In Negeri Sembilan, the Sri Sendayan Mosque in Seremban became the focal point for Muslims performing Aidiladha prayers, attended by more than 5,000 worshippers, including foreigners. The prayers were led by Imam Muhammad Anas Fikri Mohd Nasir, who then delivered a sermon titled ‘Kepatuhan Kepada Ilahi, Membentuk Kehambaan Hakiki’.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun also conveyed Aidiladha greetings to the people of Negeri Sembilan and hoped that the community would continue to remember the struggle and sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim and thus be inspired by his example.

In Melaka, Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka Tun Mohd Ali Rustam and his wife, Toh Puan Asmah Abd Rahman, arrived at about 8.20 am to perform the Aidiladha prayers at Al-Azim Mosque in Bukit Palah.

In Kedah, the Sultan of Kedah, Al-Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah, performed the Aidiladha prayers with about 2,000 other congregants at the Zahir Mosque in Alor Setar.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor and the state government exco were also in attendance.

Meanwhile, in Perlis, Menteri Besar Mohd Shukri Ramli joined more than 1,000 people and performed Aidiladha prayers at Balai Islam MADI, Jejawi Dalam in Arau.

In Kelantan, the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, performed the Aidiladha prayers alongside thousands of worshippers at the Al-Ismaili Mosque in Tumpat.

In Pahang, the Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, accompanied by Tengku Ampuan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah and Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, performed Aidiladha prayers at Sultan Ahmad 1 State Mosque in Kuantan, with more than 1,000 congregants.

Meanwhile, in Perak, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, performed Aidiladha prayers with about 800 worshippers at the Sultan Azlan Shah Mosque on Jalan Raja Musa Mahadi in Ipoh and listened to a sermon entitled ‘Aidiladha: Pengorbanan Memupuk Sifat Ihsan’.

In Sarawak, Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak Tun Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and his wife, Toh Puan Fauziah Mohd Sanusi, as well as Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and his wife, Puan Sri Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, performed the Aidiladha prayers at Jamek Mosque in Kuching.

In Sabah, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor performed Aidiladha prayers with about 500 congregants at the Haji Noor Mosque in Serusup, Tuaran. He is then scheduled to attend the sacrificial rituals at the Tuaran district police headquarters. — BERNAMA