Today (27th) is ‘Hajj,’ a day Islam devotees celebrate with much devotion. Today they engage in religious ceremonies. During Hajj, Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of Prophet Abraham and they believe it is the day Allah tested Prophet Abraham’s devotion. Muslims consider today as a day Prophet Abraham decided to make a supreme sacrifice on behalf of Allah. Islam devotees remember these sacrifices and take inspiration in shaping their lives accordingly.
Hajj festival can be described as a festival that affirms a number of qualities such as sociability, mutual cooperation, brotherhood within the society. Hence, Hajj is an example not only for Muslims but also for all other masses at a time the society longs for such values.
The JVP extends its warmest greetings to all Muslim devotees in Sri Lanka who commemorate Hajj.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.
27. 10. 2012