Region Five in pre-Eid celebration

For the first time, the Regional Democratic Council of Region Five yesterday hosted a pre Eid-ul-Adha programme, to highlight the sacrifices that Muslims will perform today.

The administration joined with the Muslim community to mark this joyous occasion with recitation of portions of the Holy Quran, a lecture by Imam Moses Haniff, an acrostic and a skit which depicted the story of the Prophet Ibrahim. The audience was also treated to a melodious rendering of qaseedas and a chant.

Children displaying an acrostic on Eid-ul-Adha
Children displaying an acrostic on Eid-ul-Adha

Regional chairman, Bindrabhan Bisnauth said the event was planned based on a decision by the region to observe one holiday for each religion.

Part of the skit that depicted the Prophet Ibrahim taking his son, Ishmael to be sacrificed and being blocked by the shytaan (satan) 
Part of the skit that depicted the Prophet Ibrahim taking his son, Ishmael to be sacrificed and being blocked by the shytaan (satan) 

He thanked Muslims for their support and hoped that the event would be bigger next year.  Muslims were also grateful to the region for hosting the activity.

 A section of the gathering
A section of the gathering

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