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[Mothership] 5 misconceptions you probably have about Hari Raya Haji if you don’t observe it https://t.co/E5imG8rHIa

[Mothership] 5 misconceptions you probably have about Hari Raya Haji if you don’t observe it https://t.co/E5imG8rHIa

While most Singaporeans enjoy this long weekend public holiday — especially students and teachers, who enjoy an extra day off for Teachers’ Day — Muslims are spending it in Hari Raya Haji celebrations. However, if you are not Muslim, it’s possible you don’t really know what it’s for or about — it’s possible you might not even know the difference between this and Hari Raya Puasa. So for your benefit, take a few minutes to read this article and get a better understanding of answers to questions you might not have thought to ask before: Advertisement 1. “Hari Raya Haji is the same as Hari Raya Puasa.” Nope, these are two different celebrations during the Islamic year. Hari Raya Puasa (or Eid al’Fitr in Arabic), marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Hari Raya Haji (or Eid al’Adha) commemorates the hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which all Muslims a...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/5-things-you-might-believe-...

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