Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!
May the peace and mercy of The Almighty be upon us all.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) extends its warmest greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters as you celebrate this year’s Eid al-Adha or ‘Feast of Sacrifice,’ which marks the conclusion of the annual Hajj or holy pilgrimage in the blessed land of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
All Muslims know of the great sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim when his faith in Allah (SWT) was tested through his beloved son Prophet Ismael. While Eid al-Adha is a revered occasion in Islam, its lessons of faith, trust, sacrifice, and immeasurable love are universal to all regardless of religion, tribe or personal beliefs.
While it is unfortunate that we are again celebrating Eid al-Adha in the midst of a pandemic, we have to be thankful for the blessings we have received as we reflect on the significance of this sacred occasion. We are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, as we continue to scale up the implementation of our National Vaccination Program. Alhamdulillah!
Let us continue to pray for the protection and healing of our people. Let us continue to trust and take care of each other. Let us remain united and work together for the recovery of our nation. And let us continue to keep the faith and pray that The Almighty will have mercy and bless all of us during these challenging times.
May this blessed day bring peace, harmony, and spiritual tranquility to the hearts and souls of the Muslim Ummah around the world.
Eid al-Adha Mubarak!