On Eid’l-Adha, NCMF calls for prayer for end of pandemic
MANILA, Philippines — The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) urged the Muslim community to offer their prayers to call for the end of the coronavirus disease pandemic as they celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice or Eid’l-Adha on Friday.
“As we solemnly remember Ibrahim’s great sacrifice, let us offer our prayers and supplications to the ending of this global health crisis. Let us unite as one nation through concerted action of every Filipino under the able leadership of our beloved President Rodrigo Roa Duterte,” NCMF Secretary Saidamen Pangarungan said in a statement on Thursday.
The NCMF also honored the empathy of individuals staying at home to strictly follow health protocols amid the pandemic.
“To those who are privileged enough to stay in their homes to comply with the public health precautions, I honor your empathy rooted in discipline and self-restraint,” Pangarungan said.
NCMF, likewise, threw its support to medical workers and those gravely affected by the health crisis.
“To the frontliners and those who toil while exercising health standards, I honor your dedication and the skill you put in your work despite the risks to your lives. Our selfless service must continue to brazenly fuel our country’s response to the present challenges,” Pangarungan said.
“To those who are most vulnerable during these times, those who lost their livelihood, the locally stranded, those who became sick of COVID-19, those who lost loved ones and to all those in pain and suffering during these trying times, yours are the sacrifice that I honor the highest,” he added.
Malacañang declared July 31 as a regular holiday for the observance of Eid’l-Adha.
During the Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate the Muslim holiday.
But Malacañang also reminded that community quarantine and social distancing measures must be observed Eid al-Adha.
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