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On 15 October 2013, Muslims were celebrating Eid al-Adha from all over the world. This celebration also known as Hari Raya Korban by Malaysian were celebrated in order to honours the willingness of prophet Ibrahim pbuh to sacrifice his young first-born son prophet Ismail pbuh as an act of submission to God’s command and his son's acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Ibrahim with a lamb to sacrifice instead. In the lunar based Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Zulhijah and lasts for four days. In the international Gregorian calendar, the dates vary from year to year, drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.The basis for the Eid al-Adha comes from the 196th verse of Al-Baqara, the second sura of the Quran. The word "Eid" appears once in Al-Ma'ida, the fifth sura of the Quran, with the meaning "solemn festival".

Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the descent of the Hajji from Mount Arafat, a hill east of Mecca. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. Eid sacrifice may take place until sunset on the 13th day of Zulhijah. The days of Eid have been singled out in the Hadith as "days of remembrance". The days of Tashriq are from the Fajr prayer of the 9th of Zulhijah up to the Asr prayer of the 13th of Zulhijah (5 days and 4 nights). This equals 23 prayers: 5 on the 9th-12th, which equals 20, and 3 on the 13th.

For UTHM community like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Sunnah prayer of two rakats followed by a sermon (khutbah). The sermon gave by the imam of the UTHM mosque Ust. Mohammad Shahrir b. Hj. Abd. Muttalib was very inspired and motivated for Muslims who listened to it. After sermon, almost all people leaving the mosque to continue the celebration by sacrificing the certain animals given by the donators. However, the situations on the mosque during that day seems to be wonderful with people are hugging and hand shaking to each other as a sign of grateful or being blessed. Some of them were taking pictures as the memories for celebrating Eid al-Adha in a foreign country as they did not return to their homeland. For UTHM community, they held the sacrifice by the next day.

UTHM Eid al-Adha Celebration 2013