DHAKA, Aug 31, 2017 (BSS) – President Abdul Hamid today greeted the countrymen and the Muslim community across the world on the eve of holy Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated on Saturday.
In a message, the President urged all to expedite the national development being imbued with the essence of the sacrifice of Eid-ul-Azha and by upholding the country’s tradition of communal harmony in their personal and social life.
Terming Bangladesh ‘a unique example of communal harmony in the world,’ the President said people from all religions perform their rituals peacefully since time immortal here. “It is an unparallel heritage of our synchronization,” he added.
The President urged all to be vigilant so that no vested quarter can create instability in the society by misinterpreting religion. “The main message of all religions is welfare of people,” he said.
He said the spirit of sacrifice of Eid-ul-Azha is a unique example of showing respect and love to almighty Allah.
Abdul Hamid said Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) has set an incomparable example of love, obedience and sacrifice to Allah by taking steps to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) at the directives of Allah.
“If the ideal of true love and sacrifice towards Allah is reflected in our personal and social life, peace will be established in society and jealousy and adversity among people will decrease,” he added.
He said: “Realizing the essence of sacrifice (Eid-ul-Azha), we will have to pave the way to establish peace, harmony and welfare in society.”
The president hoped that Eid-ul-Azha would bring welfare and peace for all.