Pope Tawadros congratulates Muslims on Eid Al-Adha



Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 01:15 GMT


Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 01:15 GMT

Pope Tawadros II leads the Christmas mass in the new Administrative Capital, January 2018 – Egypt Today

Pope Tawadros II leads the Christmas mass in the new Administrative Capital, January 2018 – Egypt Today

CAIRO – 15 July 2021: Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark, on Thursday congratulated Muslims on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha, expressing his wishes of a blessed Eid.

A statement by the Orthodox Church stated that Pope Tawadros wishes that feasts in general be a way that urge people to pay attention to their lives, and that all our days be feasts that are filled with joy.

Pope Tawadros on Wednesday visited the Sheikhdom of Al-Azhar, heading a delegation from the Church, to congratulate the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb.

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli issued a decree announcing 19-24 July as paid holidays for public sector employees on the occasion of Muslim’s Eid Al-Adha and the 23rd of July Revolution.

The decision is applied for employees at ministries, governmental institutions, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies and public business sector companies.

Exams, however, will continue according to the previously planned schedule, according to Madbouli’s decision.

Workers in the private sector will also have a paid holiday starting from Monday July 19 to Thursday July 22, as per an official decision by the prime minister.

Eid Al-Adha is the most significant feast for Muslims worldwide, as it marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.

The Adha honors the day when Prophet Ibrahim -peace be upon him- was ordered to sacrifice his son, Ismael, and because of his obedience, God substituted Ismael with a ram, and this day has become a feast for Muslims since that day.

“And We have ransomed you with a mighty sacrifice” - Qur’an 37:107

In Islam, the sacrificed animal during Al-Adha is divided into parts, in order for the animal’s owner to be able to give a share of the meat to the needy people.




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