ISLAMABAD – Dedicating this year’s Eidul Azha to the endless sacrifices of Kashmiris, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to dedicate all coming Eids to the people of Kashmir till the resolution of dispute in accordance with their wishes.
“On this day of Eid, we can’t forget the sacrifices of the people of Kashmir too.
The people of Kashmir, facing the Indian atrocities, have sacrificed their third generation to achieve their right of self-determination.
“We dedicate this Eid to the endless sacrifices of Kashmiri people and will continue to dedicate all coming Eids to the Kashmiris till the issue of Kashmir is resolved in accordance with their wishes,” the prime minister said in his message on Eid, which is being observed in the country today.
He said Eid-ul-Azha was a remembrance of the submission of Hazrat Ibrahim Allaih Salam and the obedience and acceptance of Hazrat Ismail Allaih Salam.
The family of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) sacrificed every worldly relation for the pleasure of their Cherisher and preferred the will of Allah Almighty on every occasion, he said, adding its peak point was the sacrifice of son.
“Allah Almighty accepted this act of father and son in a way that it was made part of haj rituals and the Muslim society was made obliged to keep this tradition alive,” he added.
Prime Minister Nawaz said Syedna Ibrahim (AS), through his conduct, told the world that sacrifice was the name of dedicating ourselves for the supreme human objectives.
“The sacrifice of individuals keeps the society and nation alive.
This is the lesson which is given through sacrifice,” he remarked.
The PM said there was a need to recall that lesson of oneness and sacrifice, which Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) gave; to think over how to unite this nation and could sacrifice for the national objectives.
“Pakistan, today, with the grace and blessings of Allah Almighty, has been put on the path of prosperity.
We have to take it to its destination,” he added.
He however said, “Today, we have a question before us, as if we can sacrifice our ego and interests for the sake of Pakistan.
On the occasion of this Eid, we have to give a message of unity to the whole nation.
By keeping the tradition of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), we have to sacrifice for others.
The prime minister said, “Sacrifice gives us this lesson that we, on this cheerful occasion, have not to forget the under-privileged sections of the society.
We have to get their participation in our pleasures.
“We have to get ourselves off from the extremist attitudes, by keeping ourselves above the personal, sectoral and factional interests; and divert our spirit of sacrifice towards the progress and solidarity of the country and nation and Islamic world.
This is what the basis of Islamic teachings is,” he added.
The PM said, “In fact, if we dedicate our spirit of selflessness and sacrifice, to the right objectives, then harmony, tolerance, love, patience and moderation will become part of our daily life matters in the dear country.
And our society will turn into an Islamic society in true meanings.
Nawaz Sharif extended hearty felicitations to all the Muslims residing in Pakistan and in the whole world, particularly, the Kashmiri people and thanked Allah Almighty, Who once again blessed them with this felicitous occasion.
He prayed that the nation continued to embrace such happy occasions in their lives repeatedly.
“I pray that Allah Almighty bless all of us with real pleasures of Eidul Azha and enable us to understand and perform this great reverence of sacrifice in its true spirit.
Ameen!” the prime minister added.