15 Heads Of Cattle Sacrificed

FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2013 08:42

By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
Pix Ra’ai Othman, Ikhwan Hashim

BANGI, 17 Oct, 2013 –  A total of 15 heads of cattle were slaughtered at a ceremonial sacrifice for the Aidil Adha celebrations 1434 Hijrah at The National University of Malaysia (UKM) organised by the university’s Islamic Centre.

The ceremony, now in its 31st 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 eash 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 Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Prof Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hassan Shahabudin and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and Alumni Affairs) Prof Ir Dato’ Dr Othman A Karim.

Prof Sharifah Hapsah later gave away portions of the beef 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 each paid RM380 for their portions of beef and received three kgs of meat.