Muslims observe the Five Pillars of Islam, which are ordained by Allah, to their best of ability. Among the most challenging forms of worship among these 5 pillars are the Saum (fasting during the whole month of Ramadhan) and the Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca).
"Islam is built upon five: to worship Allah and to disbelieve in what is worshipped besides him, to establish prayer, to give charity, to perform Hajj pilgrimage to the house, and to fast the month of Ramadan”
The Hajj pilgrimage is only obligatory once in a lifetime, for those who are physically, physiologically and financially abled. Muslims around the world, who are chosen to be the guests of The Most Merciful, answer the calling to perform the pilgrimage in the holy city of Makkah. Despite coming from diverse backgrounds, cultures and statuses, they congregate at the same place with one objective - to submit completely to Allah. This is the time for Muslims to wholly express servitude to the Almighty by performing their Hajj.
On the 10th day of Zulhijjah, we celebrate Hari Raya Aidiladha or Hari Raya Haji, a day that is full of significance. This includes praying our Sunnah prayer of Hari Raya Aidiladha.
Just like the Sunnah Aidilfitri prayer, the Sunnah Aidiladha prayer is also considered to be one of the most highly regarded among other Sunnah Prayers (nawafil). Although it is not Wajib (Obligatory), its ruling is Sunnah Muakkadah (highly recommended).
Alhamdulillah, you can look forward to performing the special Hari Raya Haji prayers this year, with 215,730 spaces being offered. Bookings are required for congregants who wish to attend sessions 1 and 2. You can do so via https://ourmosques.commonspaces.sg/ or the Muslim.sg app.
This is due to the patience and diligence of our community in ensuring that the COVID situation does not worsen by adhering to the strict measurements. All of this was undertaken while the spirit of our religious observances continues to be enlivened and experienced together.
Here are 4 things you should know about the Hari Raya prayer booking for 2022:
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) together with the mosque sector will open the booking window for Hari Raya prayer slots on Thursday, 7 July 2022, at 10.00 a.m. You can look forward to performing the special Hari Raya Aidiladha prayers on the morning of 10 July this year, with 215,730 spaces, with 52 mosques conducting at least two prayer sessions.
Bookings are required for congregants who wish to attend sessions 1 and 2. You can do so via https://ourmosques.commonspaces.sg/ or the Muslim.sg app.
Congregants attending the third session may walk in to perform their prayer with no bookings required.
66 mosques will be conducting Hari Raya Aidiladha prayer, with up to three prayer sessions. With the further easing of safe management measures, mosques will now offer a total of 215,730 spaces.
In addition, Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Measures (VDS) will not be implemented at 17 mosques for Hari Raya Prayer. Congregants who are not fully vaccinated may choose to pray at these mosques.
Muslimah spaces are available at most mosques except at six mosques (Abdul Gafoor, Angullia, Hajjah Fatimah, Khalid, Tasek Utara).
Children who wish to perform Aidiladha prayer at mosques are welcome to join, as are all congregants.
A valid booking is required for sessions 1 and 2. Children (no matter their age) are required to have a unique email address and contact number when making a booking for identification and confirmation purposes.
Alternatively, families including their children can join the 3rd session (available only at selected mosques) without the need to book a slot.
For more information and other FAQs, do visit https://www.muis.gov.sg/Aidiladha-2022/Frequently-Asked-Questions