Message of congratulations to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

12 october 2013, 18:05

Dear compatriots!

I heartily congratulate you on the sacred holiday Eid al-Adha, is a symbol of unity, solidarity and brotherhood of Muslims of the world, and convey my best wishes to our people and to all compatriots living outside Azerbaijan.

Eid al-Adha embodies the perfection of Islam, which constitutes a majestic page of human civilization as a religion sent down to the earth as a moral and ethical way of salvation. On this auspicious day, the Muslims performing the rites of Eid al-Adha feel ready for any sacrifice for the sake of noble ideas, the joy and pride of closeness to God.

Eid al-Adha ceremonies celebrated in our country at the state level as a national holiday every year further reinforce the atmosphere of equality and tolerance among our people and celebrate the feelings of attachment to national and spiritual values, humanism and brotherhood, charity and compassion in our society.

Dear sisters and brothers!

With wishes for your prayers for the welfare of our people and the state and your sacrifices to be accepted in the kingdom of God on this blessed holiday, I once again convey to each of you my holiday greetings and wish your families happiness, and abundance and prosperity to your homes.

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Ilham Aliyev
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 12 October 2013