New Delhi: Prime Minister Modi extended his wishes on Eid-ul-Adha, stating that he hopes the festival “inspires us to work towards furthering the spirit of collective well-being and prosperity for the good of humankind”.
Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Adha. May this festival inspire us to work towards furthering the spirit of collective well-being and prosperity for the good of humankind.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2022
World leaders are sending their wishes on Eid-ul-Adha, US president Joe Biden on Saturday night wished the revellers a “joyous holiday filled with community, celebration, compassion, and service”, the US president wrote “Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabroor” on Twitter. In a statement, shared by the White House, the US President said, “Eid traditions and Hajj rituals that commemorate the devotion of Abraham and his son to God are an opportunity for Muslims to renew their faith, and a reminder of the common roots of the world’s great Abrahamic religions.” He added that the “act of sharing the sacrifice with those less fortunate in service of God mirrors our common commitment to work together to meet the challenges of our world today”.
To all those across the United States and around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha, Jill and I wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday filled with community, celebration, compassion, and service.
Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabroor! pic.twitter.com/dKWkWFAD9n
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 9, 2022
“Muslims draped in white will be able to gather from around the world for the first time in two years to perform the Hajj”, which due to the Covid pandemic was restricted for the past two years. “It’s a symbol of the progress we have made in fighting this pandemic and of all the work we must still do to strengthen our recovery,” he added. He further stated how “Muslim Americans are leading on the frontlines, together with members of all faith communities, to assist those suffering from hunger and conflict, at home and abroad”.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, in a video statement, said “this is a moment for prayer, sharing, sacrifice, and compassion”. He said how it is a chance for people to reflect on the contribution of Muslim Canadians which is “guided by respect, empathy and service, you step up and you help shape our communities for the better.”
“Today, I hope that you find peace and meaning through the practice of your traditions, that you can come together with the family and friends you love, and that you can celebrate your community and all it has done for our country”, he added.
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The UK acting prime minister Boris Johnson also wished “a very happy and blessed Eid al-Adha” to the Muslims in the country. “Wishing Muslims here in the UK and around the world a very happy and blessed Eid al-Adha,” the prime minister’s office wrote on Twitter.
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) July 9, 2022
Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese extended his wishes, he stated how the “symbols and ceremonies of Eid-al-Adha speak to us of the human capacity for sacrifice in the name of love”, the Australian PM said that “today more than 600,000 Muslims are an integral part of the rich mosaic” of the country. He further added that he is “proud to serve alongside three Muslim Australians in my government”.
Eid Mubarak! pic.twitter.com/kdyggZLO4F
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) July 8, 2022
Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of the Islamic month Zul Hijjah. The festival is also known as Eid-ul-Zuha, Bakra-Eid, or Bakrid, it commemorates the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim.
Muslim communities across the world offer namaz at mosques for peace and prosperity. After the namaz people go back and sacrifice a goat or a sheep as a part of the ritual, known as Qurbani. The sacrificed animal meat is distributed into three equal parts – for family, for relatives and friends, and to distribute among the poor, so that every Muslim gets to eat meat.
India along with Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, UK, Singapore, and the Sultanate of Brunei has announced Sunday as the first day of Eid-ul-Adha celebration.