Hajj Festival Celebrated Today

Kaaba in Masjid Al Haram in Mecca Saudi Arabia

The Hajj festival is being celebrated today, June 17th, by Muslims worldwide.

Following the New Year celebrations last week, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced that the Hajj festival would be observed today.

According to the Islamic lunar calendar, this festival takes place on the tenth day of the month of Dhul Hajj.

Hajj is the final and most significant of the five pillars of Islam that pilgrims must undertake.

The pilgrimage aims to foster equality and brotherhood, bridging gaps and differences among people. The pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is the pinnacle of the Hajj festival.

In a message marking the occasion, President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized the importance of overcoming selfishness and embracing a life of sacrifice and harmony to achieve both spiritual and worldly success.

President Wickremesinghe also highlighted that the Hajj celebration promotes equality and brotherhood among all people, delivering a powerful message for global peace.

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