KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in the country celebrated Aidiladha today in peace and moderation in the spirit of sacrifice and gratitude.
Aidiladha honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God 's command. Before the prophet could sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead.
The fine weather in most parts of the country enabled Muslims to attend, in comfort, the Aidiladha prayers and the sacrificial slaughter of animals at the level of mosques, villages and districts.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, attended Aidiladha prayers, along with thousands of worshippers, at Masjid Al-Ismaili in Tumpat, Kelantan. His Majesty was accompanied by Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob and the Mufti of Kelantan, Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad.
In KOTA BARU, the Regent of Kelantan, Dr Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra, attended Aidiladha prayers with the people at Masjid Muhammadi. He was accompanied by the Tengku Temenggong of Kelantan, Tengku Tan Sri Muhammad Rizam Tengku Abdul Aziz; Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah and state executive councillors.