Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has congratulated the Pakistani nation, expatriate community and the Muslims around the globe on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
In his message from the Holy City of Makkah - Saudi Arabia, Shaykh-ul-Islam said that Eid-ul-Adha taught the faithful to include the exploited and less-privileged sections of society in their happiness. He asked the Muslims to revive the spirit of brotherhood, which once characterized the Islamic world to help their disadvantaged brethren in their hour of trial and tribulation. He said that putting in a shield against cardinal desires was the duty of each and every Muslim. The spirit of welfare sprang from this act, thereby putting an end to attitudes of intolerance and extremism.
“By following the Sunna (practice) of Hazrat Ibrahim (RA), one gets to know the hardships and difficulties of the downtrodden sections of society. This spirit of love and compassion, which is the core message of the festive occasion, motivates people to help those in distress with utmost sincerity, which paves the way for promotion of positive values,” he stated.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the act of sacrifice and Hajj gave a message of unity and oneness among the Muslims. He said that there was a dire need to forge unity in their ranks to fight off the contemporary challenges. He asked the people of Pakistan not to forget the millions of people affected by floods and terrorism while celebrating the Eid-ul-Adha.
He instructed workers and associates of MQI to spend on the welfare of downtrodden sections of society and keep working hard till the complete rehabilitation of the flood victims. He said that real message of Eid is to work out systems and mechanisms for ensuring welfare of people.
He reminded the Pakistanis that extremism and terrorism thrived in an atmosphere of poverty and unemployment and said that it is our national and religious duty to turn Pakistan into a welfare state, a country that represents the aspirations of its people.