Eid’l Adha Message of President Aquino, November 16, 2010

His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
to the Filipino Muslim Community
In celebration of Eid’l Adha
[November 16, 2010]
Assalamu Alaikum!
My warmest greetings to the Muslim Ummah, particularly to the Muslim Filipinos, as you celebrate this year’s Eid’l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, which highlights the observance of religious rituals for the annual hadjj or pilgrimage to Makkah Al-Mukarramah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Eid’l Adha is one of Islam’s great feasts, laden with both religious and social significance. The message of steadfast faith and sacrifice for the greater good is congruent with the journey of transformation the Philippines is undertaking—within the government and among out people—for the realization of our collective dreams for the nation.
I enjoin everyone to unite for the sake of national progress. As we all work to uphold “Faith in the people and Faith in God,” let us always take to heart the principles that inspire us to take the righteous path, and allow us to hold the course despite the challenges we might encounter.
May you have a meaningful Eid’l Adha!