Iran: President Raisi Hopes for Muslim Unity in Eid al-Adha Congratulatory Message
The Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a message to the heads of Muslim nations on Eid al-Adha, called for growing unity, rapport and solidarity among the Muslims across the globe.
"Eid al-Adha is the sincerest manifestation of worship, a symbol of sacrifice and submission in the presence of God, and the day of Prophet Abraham's (PBUH) pride in the divine test, acceptance of obedience and being chosen as the leader and role model for believers,” President Raisi said to the leaders of the Islamic countries on Saturday.
The Iranian president also expressed hope that with the blessing of this sacred festival, the hearts of believers would become closer to each other under the shadow of the teachings of Islam and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and all Muslims around the world would step in the path of unity and take steps for solidarity in order to increase honor and pride of the Islamic community in all international stages, his official website reported.
Eid al-Adha is one of Islam's holiest festivals celebrated annually around the world and an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.
In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha occurs on the 10th day of the lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah and is also the third day of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.