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Messages of peace on Eid’l Adha celebration

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Muslims gather in Marawi City early morning of August 11 for the congregational prayer in observance of the Eid’l Adha. -- @MARAWICITYGOVERNMENT

MUSLIMS IN the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) held prayers Sunday in observance of the Eid’l Adha, or the Feast or Festival of the Sacrifice. It is one of the two most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, the other being Eid’l Fitr that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. As agreed by religious and other Islamic leaders earlier, the celebration came ahead of Monday, Aug. 12, which has been declared a national holiday for the annual event that honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son in obedience to God’s command. “Here in the Bangsamoro, may the purity of our intentions in the struggle of attaining genuine peace and development be sustained,” BARMM Chief Minister Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim said in his message issued Sunday. Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process also highlighted the pursuit of peace in his message, saying, “On this most sacred day, we are taking the lessons of Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifices and virtues as we move forward in the Bangsamoro peace process, more particularly in the implementation of the Normalization Track of the peace agreement in Mindanao.”

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