Eid is a time for celebration.
But it is also important that we, as a nation, remember the values of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), values of community and charity.
Bangladesh has done much to progress on the path towards development in the last few years but we have challenges ahead.
Flooding remains an issue. There are still many who cannot afford food and don’t have access to clean water. Every day, we are taking in the persecuted Rohingya from Myanmar.
Of course, these are problems which test us a nation. But with our resilience and dedication, we have every reason to believe that we can overcome these odds.
It is also important to remember that Eid-ul-Azha is the Eid of sacrifice. While we must celebrate, we must also keep in mind the countless who do not have the privilege to do so, those who still struggle to make ends meet, and help them in their time of need.
With this year coming to a close, let us use the occasion of Eid to remind ourselves of all that we have lost, and all that we have yet to achieve.
A happy Eid Mubarak to all our readers.