Muslims gather at Whiteman Park to mark the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca

Saleh Ibrahim and Nusruddeen Moosuddee with others at the celebrations. Eid al-Adha is the most important festival in the Islamic calendar, with Muslims across the world celebrating the major event and the Islamic Centre of WA celebrating at Whiteman Park. Picture: David Baylis.
Saleh Ibrahim and Nusruddeen Moosuddee with others at the celebrations. Eid al-Adha is the most important festival in the Islamic calendar, with Muslims across the world celebrating the major event and the Islamic Centre of WA celebrating at Whiteman Park. Picture: David Baylis.

MUSLIMS gathered for a prayer event at Whiteman Park yesterday joining hundreds of millions around the world this week in celebrating Eid ul-Adha, one of the most important festivals on the Islamic calendar.

Eid ul-Adha marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the Hajj. Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it is a reminder of the sacredness of life and is a time of significant celebration and reflection for the WA Muslim community.

For more than 50,000 Western Australians who follow the Islamic faith the period will be marked by helping others, strengthening family ties, and making community connections.

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia said Eid festivals have been held in WA since 1896 and were an important part of our cultural heritage.

“With many community events happening around the State, Eid ul-Adha is an occasion to advance understanding between cultures and strengthen the foundations of our multicultural community.