MATT RODDA JOINS READING'S MUSLIM COMMUNITY FOR
MATT RODDA MP was invited to join the Muslim community of Reading East on Friday morning as they celebrated the start of Eid-Al-Adha; the second of the Eid festivals in the Muslim holy calendar.
Eid-Al-Adha signifies the end of the annual Hajj to Mecca, the fifth and final pillar of Islam. Large family meals and the exchanging of gifts often follow prayers, and Eid-Al-Adha is regarded as an important time for charity work, with many gifts and offerings to benefit those in greatest need.
“I deeply value the contributions our Muslim community make to Reading and Woodley, and I appreciate being asked to join them for the second Eid. I would like to wish them all a happy and prosperous Eid-Al-Adha.”