Universitas Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya (UMPR) celebrated Eid Al-Adha by slaughtering the sacrificial animals on Sunday (10/07) to be distributed. UMPR celebrates the festival of sacrifice with eight cows as the sacrificial animals. These cows were from UMPR leaders, lecturers, and staff as donors (shohibul qurban). The committee chief of the program, Hendri MPd, mentioned that animal slaughtering was conducted in a different place than in previous years. For the current year, the slaughtering was conducted in the slaughterhouse. “We did it to prevent the crowds due to the transition of the Covid-19 endemic. Meanwhile, we still distribute in the campus area,” Hendri said on Monday (11/07).
Furthermore, the Rector of UMPR, Dr Sonedi MPd explained that it is an annual program for UMPR academic civitas. “Besides performing sacrificial worship in Eid Al-Adha, it also becomes syiar Islam. We also help the communities in need,” he said. He also mentioned that sacrifice is defined as expressing gratitude to Allah SWT. The gratitude was expressed for all blessings He has given to all mankind.
Afterward, the sacrificial meats were distributed to the communities. From eight cows, two cows were distributed to Marang village. The distribution was conducted by the Faculty of Social and Political Science (FISIP). According to Dr Sonedi MPd, it became the way to share and love with others.