President Md Abdul Hamid on Tuesday greeted the countrymen and the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated on Wednesday.
In a message, the President said the spirit of sacrifice of Eid-ul-Azha is a unique example of showing respect and love to almighty Allah.
He said Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) has set an incomparable example of love, obedience and sacrifice to Allah by taking steps to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) on the directive of Allah.
“Azha means Qurbani (sacrifice) or dedicate something. Realizing the essence of sacrifice, we have to pave the way for establishing peace and welfare in society,” Hamid added.
If the lesson of sacrifice is reflected in our personal and social life, peace and brotherhood will be established in the society, he said.
Mentioning Bangladesh’s unique example of communal harmony in the world, the President said people from all religions perform their rituals peacefully here since time immortal.
“It is an unparallel heritage of our synchronization,” the President said, adding that upholding the heritage of the harmony it (harmony) has to be utilized in ensuring welfare of the country and the nation.
“The main message of all religions is welfare of people,” he said, urging all to be vigilant so that no vested quarter can create anarchy and instability in the society by misinterpreting religion.
The President prayed for the welfare of the people and hoped that they would be imbibed with the ideal of the Eid-ul-Azha.