Congratulation message to the Azerbaijani people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha
13 november 2010, 15:00
My fellow compatriots,
I congratulate you wholeheartedly on the occasion of the holy Eid-al-Adha symbolizing the spiritual unity and solidarity of all Muslims of the world.
Being the greatest page of world civilization thanks to its ideals of democracy, humanism and humankind, Islamic religion played an exceptional role in forging the vision and developing national and spiritual values of our people and revered progressive Islamic values and traditions in Azerbaijan at all times.
Eid al-Adha is known as a way of bestowing Islam upon people as a religion leading by the pathway of perfection and spiritual-moral salvation. On this festive day, Muslims demonstrate their communion with Almighty, enjoy the gladness and pride of being linked to divine values and show their readiness to do good deeds in selfless manner. Celebrated so sumptuously each year in our country, Eid al-Adha rites foster equality and tolerance in our society and embody brilliantly national-spiritual solidarity and feelings of humanism, brotherhood, kindness and mercy.
My dear sisters and brothers:
Wishing the prayers you make on these days for prosperity and welfare of our people and state as well as sacrifices to be accepted by Almighty, I express once again my sincere congratulations to each of you as well as to all our fellow countrymen living in various corners of the world. May this bright holiday bring happiness and abundance to your families.
Happy Eid al-Adha.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
city of Baku, 13 November 2010