Rites of Sacrifice

After performing the Sunat Aidil Adha prayer, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam proceeded to the Sacrificial Ceremony. This year, His Majesty and His Majesty's family sacrificed 158 cows and 14 goats. A part of the sacrificial meat was distributed to 7 thousand 567 of the country's poor and destitute. 7 goats were slaughtered in the ceremony held at the compound of Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.

Upon arrival at the slaughtering ceremony site, His Majesty was welcomed by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Acting Minister of Religious Affairs.

Also present were His Majesty's sons and brother, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah the Crown Prince;

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik; and

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah

During the ceremony, His Majesty consented to slaughter His Majesty's sacrificial animal.

The ceremony continued with His Royal Highness the Crown Prince slaughtering the sacrificial animal.

This was followed by His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik.

The period set for the conducting the rites of sacrifice is after performing the Sunat Hari Raya Aidil Adha prayer on the 10th of Zulhijjah until sunset on the final tasyrik day, 13th of Zulhijjah. His Majesty's personal participation in the rites of sacrifice shows His Majesty's personality as a caring monarch to the less fortunate in the country. Meanwhile, the slaughtering of the rest of His Majesty and His Majesty's family's sacrificial animals was undertaken by Mulaut Abattoir Sendirian Berhad at its centre in Kampung Mulaut.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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