“They ask you [Muhammad] concerning wine and gambling. Say: ‘In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.’… Thus does Allah Make clear to you His Signs, in order that you may consider” (Quran 2:219).
“O you who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, dedication of stones, and divination by arrows, are an abomination of Satan’s handwork. Eschew such abomination, that you may prosper” (Quran 5:90).
“Satan’s plan is to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer. Will you not then abstain?” (Quran 5:91).
Joining the celebrations this year, Eden Park will too be lit in green and white for the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Earlier on Thursday, SkyCity Auckland announced its landmark Sky Tower to be lit in green and white as a gesture of love towards the Muslim community celebrating the festival of Eid.
New Zealand Eid Day, an organisation hosting country’s largest Eid gatherings every year announced on its Facebook page.
“Seen as the historic home of NZ Eid Day, our team is excited to have these prestigious landmarks help bring joy to the Muslim community.