Many, generally a non-Muslims, consternation what accurately Hari Raya Haji is, because there are dual Hari Rayas and because Hari Raya Haji is critical adequate to be distinguished as a open holiday. If we are in a dim or have always wondered though not worried adequate to Google why, review on for a ‘crash course’ on Hari Raya Haji (also famous as Hari Raya Aidiladha).
Traditionally, any Muslim who does not have any financial or earthy constraints is compulsory to make a outing during slightest once in their lifetime to a holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for a haj eventuality event. After a pilgrimage, a pretension of ‘haji’ will be given to a group and ‘hajjah’ to a women. The day Hari Raya Haji is distinguished outlines a finish of a pilgrimage, indicating that Hari Raya Haji is indeed a festival and a day to applaud those who have visited a holy city and finished their pilgrimage.
During a Haj period, tens of thousands of Muslims overflow a holy city of Mecca to perform specific rituals, one of that is walking counter-clockwise 7 times around a Ka’abah, that is a cube-shaped structure lonesome with a black cloth that symbolizes a Muslim request direction. Devotees also lick a black mill during a dilemma of Ka’abah, pierce behind and onward between Al-Safe and Al-Marway, splash from a Zam Zam well, mount during Mount Arafar, chuck stones, trim their heads and lastly, scapegoat an animal before final a rituals of Hari Raya Haji.
The scapegoat slaughtering doesn’t usually take place in Mecca though during roughly each mosque in a country. The scapegoat typically takes place during around 11a.m. until noon. The scapegoat of an animal is finished to honour Prophet Ibrahim’s eagerness to scapegoat his son, Ismail, as a pointer of honour to a God. The child’s life was spared during a really final impulse when God took Ismail’s place and gave.
Korban (“slaughter”) will usually be achieved by a masculine devotee. Usually, cows will be slaughtered though during times, goats are sacrificed as well. Individuals or families who can means to minister an animal will squeeze one and present it to a mosque; during times even a state supervision contributes too. To minimize a pang of a animal, a slaughtering routine is finished swiftly. A request is done during a sacrifice; it is believed that toxins will be separated from a animal on show of a prayers. A apportionment of a beef is kept for a family while a others are distributed to a internal community, generally to those in need.
While Hari Raya Aidilfitri is distinguished on a grander scale with new clothes, cookies and delicacies, Hari Raya Haji is a quieter event distinguished to commemorate a sacrifices done by a prophet.
Below a Hari Raya Haji dates for a subsequent few years:
26 October, 2012
15 October, 2013
05 October, 2014
24 September, 2015
13 September, 2016
2 September, 2017
22 August, 2018
12 August, 2019
31 July, 2020