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The Eid of sacrifice

  • Published at 06:30 pm August 20th, 2018
EID MUBARAK
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In the true spirit of sacrifice, this Eid, let us not forget those less fortunate, and try to improve the lives of those around us as much as we can

Holy Eid-ul-Azha is upon us.

The festival of Eid-ul-Azha unites Muslims around the world, and marks the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

As an occasion for giving thanks through the sacrificing of animals, it reminds believers of the value of sharing, and the duty to show solidarity with those less fortunate in their daily lives.

While we take advantage of the welcome break in routine, we should remember the ongoing need to help more people work their way out of poverty and improve social welfare. 

Although Bangladesh’s people have made many strides forward in development, there is still a long way to go before everybody in the nation can share in the benefits of a growing economy.

In the true spirit of sacrifice, this Eid, let us not forget those less fortunate, and try to improve the lives of those around us as much as we can.

The essence of Eid is spiritual, not materialistic; so, on this Eid, let us resolve to shake off any temptation towards ostentation, and make a deeper connection to our faith, and to our religious and moral obligations.

The coming holidays are also a time for family and relaxation, as well as special prayers and gatherings with friends and neighbours.

In uniting to celebrate this occasion, all people in Bangladesh can resolve to take forward the spirit of giving and generosity that the festival inspires.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable and fulfilling holiday, and we wish all our readers a very heartfelt Eid Mubarak.