As millions of Muslims celebrated Friday `Eid Al-Adha holiday, world leaders have shared warm messages with Muslims, wishing them a happy feast and recognizing contributions of the Muslims in their communities.
“Eid al-Adha is one of the most important Muslim holidays and a time to reflect on the lessons of sacrifice and the values of service, compassion, and charity,” Trudeau said in a video message posted on Twitter.
He recalled how this year’s `Eid is marked by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
“Whether it is supporting a local charity, being there for neighbors, or helping those who are more vulnerable, Muslim Canadians continue to show us what it means to serve our community.”
The Canadian Prime Minister also shared a video in which he assisted a Muslim family in making `Eid cards.
“Many Muslim families are celebrating `Eid Al-Adha differently this year. I joined the Chowdhury family this week to make some `Eid cards for their loved ones who they can’t be with right now because of COVID-19. I hope you too find new ways to celebrate this year. `Eid Mubarak!” he wrote on Twitter.
Greetings from the UK
British PM Boris Johnson also sent a message to Muslims on `Eid occasion.
“I want to wish Muslims here in the UK and around the world the very best for Eid al-Adha,” he wrote on Twitter.
Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour party and member of parliament for Holborn and St Pancras, also shared a message to congratulate Muslims on `Eid.
“As Muslims across the UK and world prepare to celebrate #EidAlAdha. I wish you #EidMubarak on behalf of everyone at the Labour Party,” he wrote on Twitter.
`Eid Al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations, together with `Eid Al-Fitr.
`Eid begins with special prayers to mark the day. Muslims then offer udhiyah, a ritual that commemorates the great act of sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim and his son Isma`eel.