around a thousand Indonesian diaspora gathered at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore to observe Eid al-Adha amid tranquil weather after the rain before dawn.

Eid al-Adha prayers at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore went smoothly on Monday, 17th June. The event, held on the morning of the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, featured around a thousand Indonesian residents in Singapore who gathered to perform special prayers. This annual celebration marks two significant religious observances for Muslims worldwide: the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage and the act of sacrificial offering, known as qurban.

The atmosphere was serene despite it rained before dawn, thus adding a cool and pleasant setting for the prayers. The embassy grounds and its surrounding were filled with worshippers, who had gathered to perform the Eid prayers in congregation. Following the prayers, participants engaged in the traditional exchange of greetings and enjoyed light refreshments that were prepared for the occasion.

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is observed by Muslims globally to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. In various countries, including Indonesia and now in Singapore, this day is marked with prayers, feasting, and the ritual slaughter of livestock such as cows, camels, buffalo, goats, and sheep. The Indonesian community in Singapore expressed gratitude for being able to observe this important day together, fostering a sense of unity and religious solidarity among its members.

Source: Ambassador Suryo Pratomo