Muslims push for two public holidays for Eid and want the day to be taken more seriously by people who don’t follow Islam
- A petition asking the Australian Government for two public holidays is launched
- Muslims want two holidays for annual celebrations Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Al Adha
- They want the festivals to be recognized by the wider community in Australia
Muslims in Australia are asking for two public holidays for their two annual Eid celebrations.
A petition has been submitted to the Parliament of Australia asking for Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Al Adha to be publicly recognized.
The petition says the Muslim community would like more time to celebrate. Thus far it has 2,468 signatures and is expected to be presented on October 15.
Thousands of Muslim men women and children gathered in western Sydney in June to celebrate the end of Ramadan with the Eid-al-Fitr festival
Muslims petition Parliament for Islamic public holidays, want non-Muslims to also recognise Islamic celebrations.
Tommy Robinson warns Australia, ‘You must learn from Britain’s mistakes… All of this is on its way…’
Muslims are petitioning the Australian Parliament to recognise and establish two national public holidays in celebration of Eid al adha and Eid Ul-Fitr.
“The Muslim Community have two very important celebrations each year,” the petition states. “However the community feels they need more time to celebrate it..”
They have also asked that the two Islamic holidays be recognized by those who do not follow Islam saying, they “want it recognized within the wider community.”
According to the Daily Mail, the petition has so far gathered close to 2,500 signatures and is expected to be presented on October 15.
Meanwhile, Tommy Robinson has sent a message to Australians warning them to learn from Britain’s mistakes.
“The main thing is, you must learn from our mistakes. You must look at Britain, you must see the path our politicians have led us down. A path of fear, intimidation, death and destruction. A path where the public are scared to even give their opinion.”
“People are losing their jobs because of their comments on Facebook and Twitter. People are being censored. People are being put in prison for speaking the truth.”
“All of this is on its way to your country. You need to prepare yourself,” Robinson said.
A petition has been submitted to the Parliament of Australia asking for Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Al Adha to be publicly recognized
‘The community feels they need more time to celebrate and want it recognized within the wider community,’ the petition says.
The public holiday would fall on the Mondays following Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Al Adha.
They also want the celebrations be recognized by the wider Australian community – not just people who follow Islam.
The Eid-al-Fitr is one of only two major festivals in the Islamic faith and sees Muslims give money to the poor and needy as an obligatory act of charity.
The other major celebration is Eid Al Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice. It marks the conclusion of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
It is based on the story of Prophet Ibrahim, or Abrahim in the Christian and Jewish traditions, who was commanded by God to sacrifice his son.
The story goes that the Prophet Ibrahim obeyed the orders from God and as he was about to sacrifice his son, a ram was took place of the Prophet’s son and was sacrificed instead.
Eid is considered a joyous occasion for Muslims where family and friends get together and celebrate, wear new clothes, and donate to the poor.
Pictured is a morning prayer at Lakemba Mosque in June. The Eid-al-Fitr is one of only two major festivals in the Islamic faith