Azerbaijan, Baku, October 12 /Trend/
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulates the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
"Dear fellow countrymen! I heartily congratulate you, the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan and our compatriots living in foreign countries, on the sacred Eid al-Adha, the symbol of spiritual unity and solidarity of Muslims of the world, and send my best wishes.
Eid al-Adha is the personification of the blessed day when Islam was completed as a religion and was chosen as the path to salvation for the people. On this auspicious day, the majority of Muslims, making a sacrifice in the name of God, experience the joy of closeness to Allah and attachment to moral values, demonstrate a willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of noble ideas.
Eid al-Adha ceremonies annually performed in Azerbaijan with a great sense of joy urge people to live in peace and tranquillity, become a triumph of national and spiritual solidarity, humanity and brotherhood in our society.
My dear sisters and brothers:
Wishing the prayers you make on these days for prosperity and welfare of our people and state as well as sacrifices to be accepted by Almighty, I express once again my sincere congratulations to each of you. May this bright holiday bring happiness and abundance to your families. Happy Eid al-Adha!" the president said in his message.