Duterte on Eid’l Adha: Amid challenges, your sacrifices have value and meaning
MANILA, Philippines — In observance of Eid’l Adha, President Rodrigo Duterte reminded the public that the sacrifices they make have “profound value and meaning” amid the many challenges in life.
“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, I join our Muslim brothers and sisters in observing Eid’l Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice,” Duterte said in his message on Tuesday.
“This significant occasion continues to serve as a testament to the unyielding faith of the Muslim community. Its narrative remains a fervent reminder to people that, even amidst life’s difficulties and challenges, our sacrifices have profound value and meaning,” he added.
The President expressed hope that Muslims find “renewed faith and spirituality, especially when called to emulate Ibrahim’s devotion to his belief.”
Eid’l Adha or the “Feast of Sacrifice” is one of the most important events for the Muslim community.
On this day, Muslims remember the sacrifice of Prophet Ibraham who offered his son Ismail in obedience to Allah’s divine command.
“I stand in solidarity with you in pursuing our shared goal of building a society that transcends religious, political and cultural barriers,” Duterte said.
In observance of Eid’l Adha, the President declared Tuesday, July 20, a regular holiday.