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By the Spiritual Leader of the Salawatia Mission of Ghana, Sheihu Husain Rashid Salwat (THE QUTUB AZ-ZAMAAN)

We praise Allah, the Merciful, the Beneficent. May Allah’s perpetual peace and blessings be upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his beloved household. Fellow Muslim brothers and sisters, Eid ul-Adha is undoubtedly a remarkable mile-stone in Islam. It is in commemoration of the faith and courage by Prophet Ibrahim (AS). He is known to other religions as Abraham. Majority of the people of the world regard Prophet Ibrahim (AS) as the Patriarch, Father of the Faithful and the Pillar of the three major world religions, i.e. Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Eid ul-Adha which is in remembrance of the unshaken faith of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) in his Lord should not only be considered as an annual celebration, but also be considered to serve as a common unifier uniting the world and to guiding mankind in their daily lives to absolute success in this world and the hereafter.

There is a Universal Law, brothers and sisters that bonds every human being and leads him or her to a prosperous and happy Life in this world and the best of rewards in the hereafter. Allah says in the Quran 16:97. “Whoever does righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, We will surely give him or her happy and prosperous Life, and reward them in the hereafter according to the best of their deeds.” Righteousness, obedience and being gratitude to Allah was indeed the philosophy which Prophet Ibrahim (AS) believed in. In the same chapter Allah said; “Ibrahim was indeed a model. Devoutly obedient to Allah, true in faith, and he joined no gods with Allah. He showed his gratitude for the favours of Allah, Who chose him, and guided him to a Straight Path. And We gave him Good life in this world, and he will be, in the Hereafter, in the ranks of the Righteous.” So therefore, We have revealed to you the message. “Follow the ways of Ibrahim the True Faith. He joined no gods with Allah.”

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