Islamabad, October 27, 2012 (PPI-OT): On the blessed occasion of Eid-al-Adha, I congratulate my countrymen, expatriate Pakistanis and all the Muslims of the world. I also congratulate those sisters and brothers who with the blessing of Allah performed Hajj this year.
Eid-al-Adha reminds us of the great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) by which he established such an everlasting example of submission to the will of God that the Muslims will be observing it as a sacred Sunnah till the Day of Judgment.
Eid-i-Qurban is the manifestation of submission to the will of God in the footprints of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and bowing before Him as the Greatest of all. By observing this day, we pledge that will prefer obeying the commands of God over the dearest and nearest worldly belongings and will not hesitate to render any sacrifice in order to please Him.
This great day demands of us that we adopt sacrifice, benevolence and brotherhood as our national character and help establish such a tolerant and harmonious society where in its members are able to perform their duties in peace and tranquility.
Today we should take special care of the poor widows and destitute orphans, and should generously help all deprived people so that they may also celebrate the Eid and are able to thank God for His bounties.
The best way to combat the challenges posed to us by extremism, sectarianism and terrorism is that we should make obedience to God and His Messenger as our way of life and should promote the values of compassion; unity and brotherhood among ourselves and dedicate all our energies to the prosperity and well being of the country. This mannerism will not only lead us to success in this world but will also make us triumphant in the eternal world. This should be the ultimate aim and object of our life.
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