ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has felicitated the entire Pakistani nation and the Islamic world on the auspicious and joyous occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha.
In his message on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha, the president prayed to Allah Almighty to accept the Ibadah, Hajj and sacrifices of the Pakistani nation and the Muslim Ummah.
Eid-Ul-Azha reminds us of the submission and obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and Hazrat Ismail (A.S) before the command of Allah Almighty. When Allah Almighty subjected these great personalities to a test, both of them acted upon His command. Allah Almighty was so pleased with their devotion that He made it an act of obligatory worship for the believers till the Day of Resurrection. The act of sacrifice reflects a believer’s determination that he is ever ready for the greatest sacrifice in the name of Allah Almighty. The spirit of sacrifice carries a universal significance.
The president said that no nation can prosper without inculcating a spirit of sacrifice. He said that sacrifice is not merely an act of animal slaughter but its real goal is to sacrifice personal desires for accomplishing a higher purpose.
President Arif Alvi said that this spirit of sacrifice grants such an ability to human beings that they keep following the righteous path despite the most trying circumstances. As our dear Country faces economic challenges, there is a dire need to effectively utilize this spirit of sacrifice.
“On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha, the entire Pakistani nation must reaffirm that instead of pursuing self-interest, greed, and avarice, we would inculcate the spirit of brotherhood, selflessness, love and empathy to help the needy and destitute around us so that we may emerge as a strong nation in these testing times,” he said.
“May Allah Almighty be with us all. Amen!”