Eid-ul-Adha can transcend any differences and unite us –GAWU

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The GAWU joins to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims across our country and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. This special holiday is a time to honour the sacrifice, resolve, and commitment to God demonstrated by Abraham.  It would usually mark the end of the pilgrimage of Hajj performed each year by millions of Muslims who journey from all corners of the world to Mecca as a testament to their faith. This scared journey, however, has been impacted this year by the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic but the enduring message of the occasion remains enduring. Eid-ul-Adha is also a celebration of the ways faith can transcend any differences or boundaries and unite us under the banners of fellowship and love.

As Muslims, from all walks, of life join their neighbours and friends to pray, give alms, exchange gifts, and recommit to helping others we are reminded of the difficulties that afflict thousands of Guyanese. The prevailing economic situation which is occasioned by poor policies and a procrastinated election cycle has pushed thousands into hardship. As Eid-ul-Adha reminds us, we should help those less fortunate and be our brother’s and sister’s keeper.

May the spirits of community, togetherness, principled service, and compassionate generosity bring good tidings to those celebrating Eid-ul-Adha.

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