Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated heads of Muslim states on the occasion of Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
n separate messages on Sunday, President Rouhani extended his felicitations to the Muslim leaders and nations, expressing hope for the promotion of peace and security among Muslim states.
“I hope that courtesy of the auspiciousness of this great Eid…we would more than ever witness the consolidation of unity and friendship, and promotion of peace and security among all Muslim nations and welfare and peace for all,” the Iranian president said.
Muslims traditionally celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the most important religious feasts, with the sacrifice of animals like sheep, rams, goats and cattle.
The act commemorates Prophet Abraham’s (PBUH) submission to divine order to sacrifice his son, Ismail (PBUH). However God provided Prophet Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead after he successfully passed the divine test.
Millions of Muslims around the world attend the day’s prayers. In Iran, people from different walks of life went to mosques to participate in the day’s special prayers. A mass prayer was also held in the Iranian capital, Tehran, which was attended by people and high-ranking officials.