Thirteen Heads Of Cattle Sacrificed For Aidil Adha At UKM
By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
Pix Ra’ai Othman, Izwan Azman
BANGI, 25 September 2015 – A total of 13 heads of cattle and two sheep were slaughtered at a ceremonial sacrifice for the Aidil Adha celebrations 1436 Hijrah at The National University of Malaysia (UKM) organised by the university’s Islamic Centre.
The ceremony, now in its 33st year, was held at the parking lot of the University Mosque here this morning.
UKM Islamic Affairs Officer, Omar Khairil Khuzairi said the Selangor State Government and the state Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) gave a cattle each for the ceremony. Others were allocations from the various faculties and centres of UKM.
The mosque’s chief imam Muhd Hafiz Osman led the ceremony, which commenced at 7 AM. Present were Vice-Chancellor Prof Daruk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and Alumni Affairs) Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Riza Atiq Abdullah O.K Rahmat.
Prof Noor Azlan took part in the task of slaughtering, skinning and dismembering the cattle and later gave away portions of the meat to those who contributed and members of the public who gathered at the feast.
Some 150 volunteers from 15 sub-committees took part in the ceremony which was largely completed before the Zohor prayers. Members of UKM’s reserve officer training corps (PELAPES) also helped out.
Three heads of cattle were set aside for lunch held just outside the mosque.
Those who contributed to the Aidil Adha ceremony received two kgs of meat.