On this Sacred Observance of Eid-ul-Adha, IAC would like to extend Eid Mubarak to all Guyanese and especially the Muslim Community.
Eid-ul-Adha is a time for believers to learn the value of self-denial by making a sacrifice of the things they love, to Almighty God.
Abraham’s great act of submission is thus regarded solely as an example of genuine surrender to the will of his Creator. Today, more than ever, human beings need to incorporate the lesson of this great sacrifice with humility thus underlining the importance of the festival in memory of Prophet Abraham’s great act of faith, many centuries ago.
In the spirit of sacrifice, let’s not forget the poor and needy in our community, by sharing the sacrificial offerings with them. Let it be our sincere hope and prayer that we are able to affirm the unity among our peoples and between Islam and other religions.
The message of Eid-ul-Adha is an example of co-existence and cooperation of mutual benefit the world can learn from. This festival incorporates the great pilgrimage to Mecca or the performance of the Hajj. Over two million pilgrims from the world over, covering all races, economic and social backgrounds gather, only for one purpose, humbleness.
IAC congratulates our brothers and sisters from home, who have undertaken this journey and extend good wishes for their safe return.
Today, as our Muslim brothers and sisters observe Eid-ul-Adha, IAC urges that special prayers be offered for continued peace, so that our country can move forward with prosperity.