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EID MUBARAK FROM THE MJC (SA)

Our beloved brothers and sisters in Islām

As you know, we have entered the peak of the ten significant days of Dhū Al-Ḥijjah — the
most significant days in the lives of Muslims.

Eid Al-Aḍḥā symbolizes the greatest sacrifice undertaken in human history when Prophet
Ibrāhīm (Álayhi Al-Salām) submitted to the call from Almighty Allāh to sacrifice his beloved
son Prophet Ismāˊīl (Álayhi Al-Salām). Instead, our Merciful Allāh ordered a Ram to be
slaughtered instead.

This sacrifice is preserved for all eternity, as Muslims globally, uphold the lessons of
SUBMISSION to the Oneness of Allāh Almighty, by slaughtering a sheep, goat, cow or ox.
As we enter this period we pray for all the Ḥujjāj — the Guests of Almighty Allāh — that they
are blessed with acceptance and that each of them return to their respective countries as
newborn babies (free of all sin). Thereafter, we pray that they will contribute toward
character development, social cohesion, nation building and lawfulness within their
communities, Āmīn. We pray that Allāh Almighty facilitate ease for them on their journey,
Āmīn.

Allāh reminds in the Holy Qurān:
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you into
nations and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the noblest of you in the sight of
Allāh is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allāh is Knowing and Acquainted.” (Quran
49:13).

Ḥajj symbolizes unity and brotherhood, wherein more than 2 million Muslims, irrespective of
race, ethnicity, cultural or financial backgrounds, are clad in white ihrams, standing side by
side in rows, begging and pleading to Allāh (SWT) for His forgiveness and mercy.

When we embrace this diversity and stand together united as the followers of Prophet
Muḥammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him), we would be able to eradicate classism,
racism, poverty and all other forms of discrimination.

In his last sermon during Ḥajj, the Prophet Muḥammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him)
reminded us, “O people! Indeed, your Lord is one and your father is one. Indeed, there is no
superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, nor of a non-Arab over an Arab, nor of a white over
a black, nor a black over a white, except by Taqwā”

The Presidency of the Muslim Judicial Council, as well as the Exco, the Imārah and our
regional councils, would like to extend our Eid greeting to you and your beloved family. May
Allāh accept our sacrifices, our good deeds and our Íbādah. May Allāh shower your family
with HIS blessings, love and mercy always.

Eid Saˊīd

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