Congratulatory message to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

17 july 2021, 14:45

Dear fellow compatriots!

I sincerely congratulate you and all our compatriots living outside Azerbaijan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, a symbol of unity, solidarity, and brotherhood of Muslims worldwide, and convey my best wishes to each of you.

On Eid al-Adha, which invites people to humanism, mercy and unity, Muslims demonstrate their readiness to sacrifice for the sake of truth and noble deeds and experience the joy of closeness to the Almighty Creator.

Islamic civilization, which represents a significant stage of human culture, has played a unique role in forming our people's worldview and national-cultural development. Progressive Islamic traditions and moral values have always been upheld in Azerbaijan. As one of the historical and cultural centers of the Islamic world, Azerbaijan has made exceptional contributions to world culture and the development of scientific and philosophical thought.

Dear sisters and brothers!

On these blessed holidays, we remember with deep respect the fond memory of our heroic sons who died for our homeland's independence and territorial integrity. Our people will never forget the glorious names of our martyrs, their families and our veterans will be surrounded by the constant attention and care of the state. I am confident that the prayers for the well-being and prosperity of our country, the spirit of victory caused by the liberation of our lands and the sacrifices made with gratitude to Allah will further strengthen the spirit of national and spiritual solidarity in our society, become a celebration of good deeds, compassion and mercy.

With the hope that Allah will accept your prayers and intentions, I once again wish happiness, peace and prosperity to your families and abundance to your tables.

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 17 July 2021