Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha - holiday of sacrifice

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In 2024, the holiday of Kurban Bayram or Eid al-Adha is celebrated on June 16. Muslims will celebrate it for two or three days. In many countries, including Russia, a weekend has been declared on the occasion of the holiday. Today, the world leaders congratulate Muslims on this important holiday.

In his congratulations, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, emphasized the contribution that the Muslim community makes to the unity of the people of Russia.

"I cordially congratulate the Muslims of Russia on the holiday of Eid al-Adha. Marking the end of the pilgrimage of Muslims to ancient religious shrines, Eid al-Adha serves to bring people closer together, to establish the ideals of mercy, justice and mutual understanding in society. It also reveals the depth of the enduring spiritual values ​​of Islam. It is gratifying that the life of our country's Muslim ummah is enriched by good deeds and undertakings, new initiatives in the field of culture, education, enlightenment",

Putin said.

President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, congratulated the residents of the republic on Kurban Ait, he noted that this holiday helps to root moral values.

"I congratulate you on Kurban Ait, a sacred holiday that personifies the ideals of goodness and humanism, mercy and compassion, justice and responsibility. This is a holiday especially revered and expected by all Muslims. It promotes creative initiatives and charitable endeavors and helps to root moral values and strengthen the spiritual cohesion of society",

Tokaev said.

President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the holiday and wished them a happy Eid al-Adha. The congratulations of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva were published on her official page on the social network.

"I congratulate you and Muslims around the world on Eid al-Adha! May Allah hear all your prayers and accept your sacrifices! I wish each of you good health, love, joy and wonderful mood. May this holiday fill every heart with pure thoughts and good intentions, bring goodness, comfort and happiness",

Mehriban Aliyeva said.

President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, noted that Kurban Khayit had become a symbol of mercy, generosity and humanism.

"I sincerely, with all my heart, congratulate you, all our people, on the holiday of Kurban Hayit, which has arrived in our country, which is transforming every day and illuminated with the light of peace, kindness and harmony",

Mirziyoyev said.

President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov, congratulated the Muslims of the republic on the holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Kurman Ait, which awakens the brightest feelings in the hearts.

"We will continue to pay special attention to the realization of the hopes and aspirations of our multinational and multi-religious people, to the preservation and development of the traditions and values ​​of all nations and nationalities whose representatives consider this beautiful country their Homeland",

Zhaparov said.

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