KOTA KINABALU: Physical and mental health should be given priority by hajj pilgrims when performing the fifth Islamic pillar.
Performing hajj requires pilgrims to do physically demanding movements such as tawaf, sa’ie, throwing jamrah and others.
At the holy land, almost four million people congregate at one place and the crowding will give various challenges that must be overcome by pilgrims.
“Hopefully with patience, physical and mental strength all pilgirims will receive a mabrur hajj,” said the Sabah Head of State, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Dr, Haji Juhar Haji Mahiruddin, during officiating the Sabah level 1436H/2015M Hajj Course for West Coast Zone at UMS Mosque, this morning.
Also present was Toh Puan Datuk Seri Panglima Hajah Norlidah Tan Sri R.M Jasni.
Tun Juhar said the course programme will help those who wish to perform their pilgrimage duty to have easier time and comfortable experience by following the right ethics.
“Potential hajj need to cultivate within themselves the mindset to perform hajj as the guest of Allah, and giving their best to receive a mabrur hajj in order to become a better person,” he explained.
Tun Juhar also commended the continuous efforts done by Tabung Haji (TH) in improving the non-logistic and infrastructure facilities for hajj, as well as in providing necessary information for would-be hajj pilgrims.
He said the recognition by Muassasah which is an institution under the Hajj Ministry of Arab Saudi where TH has been nominated as the best hajj manager is the proof of commitment by all parties.
“Not only the hajj management but also Malaysian hajj pilgrims are among the most disciplined and adhere to the regulations set by the Arab Saudi government.”
“Be grateful for receiving the invitation as Allah guests from the millions who are still waiting for their turn to perform hajj, and use this opportunity wisely,” he added. – SayangSabah