Thursday 14 November 2019 \

 

Russian President congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Russian Muslims on the holiday of Eid al-Adha, wishing them peace, health, prosperity and bright holidays.

“It is one of the main and especially celebrated by the Muslims date that marks the end of the pilgrimage to the holy places. This religious holiday helps to unite people, strengthen the enduring values ​​of love, kindness and mercy. It is gratifying that Russian Muslims cherish the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of their fathers and grandfathers, and educate the younger generation with respect for the history, traditions and customs of their ancestors”, the Head of the Russian Federation noted in a telegram posted on the Kremlin’s website.

According to Vladimir Putin, the life of the Muslim community is filled with good deeds and undertakings: much attention is paid to the implementation of social, educational, enlightening initiatives.

The President also emphasized the valuable contribution of Muslim organizations to the development of fruitful cooperation with state and public institutions in developing of interethnic and inter-religious dialogue.

In his turn Dmitry Medvedev noted that the festival unites millions of people. “Today Eid al-Adha unites millions of people, marks the end of the Hajj to Islamic shrines, proclaims kindness, mercy and love for people”, he said. The Prime Minister emphasized the role of the Muslim community in countering extremism and strengthening interethnic harmony.

 

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