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The head of the Council of Muftis of Russia congratulated the faithful on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

The head of the Council of Muftis of Russia (SMR) and the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Ravil Gainutdin congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, noting that believers meet him "with a sense of spiritual uplift" and that he in these days he prays to Almighty "about the diversion of the troubles of coronavirus from all mankind."

The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha (Turkic), or ID al-Adha (in Arabic) - the main holiday of the Muslims. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts three days. This year it started to come on July 31.

"On behalf of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation, the Russian Council of Muftis, all of our clergy and myself personally I cordially congratulate you on the great triumph of the Muslims - the bright holiday of Eid al-Adha, Kurban Bayram", - reads the statement of mufti Gainutdin, which was circulated by the press service of the CMP.

The spiritual leader said that Muslims are celebrating your holiday with "a feeling of uplift", with all my heart seeking spiritually closer to God, "for the word "Eid" means closeness to God."

"The holiday of Eid al-Fitr and the historical events, in whose memory we are celebrating, the greatest edification to all people until the end of time. The courage and humility of the common forefather of Jews, Christians and Muslims - Ibrahim (Abraham) how he met his Lord's commandment is a lesson to all mankind. Through the story of Ibrahim and Ismail, Allah has clearly determined that He did not want human sacrifice in the name of religion. These sacrifices God was replaced by the slaughter of animals", - said the Gainutdin.

On Eid al-Adha, Muslims traditionally perform the sacrifice, the slaughtering of a sacrificial animal in memory of the sacrifice which, as it is written in the Scriptures, made at the time of Ibrahim (Abraham). The Lord first instructed to sacrifice his son, and when he was ready to perform what was commanded, instead was given a mandate to sacrifice the animal.

"The best way to approach the Lord and to manifest his obedience to Him is to do good, to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood, kinship, friendship. This should be a sincerely devout Muslim: supporting peace, security, mercy, help and support," reads the statement of the mufti.

He recalled that the current reality is that security in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus is to limit full-time communication and refusal where a large number of people.

"I am confident that my co-religionists all over the world correctly assessed the restrictions imposed in the celebration of Eid al-Adha and the Hajj, because they meet the criterion set by the Prophet (peace be upon him): "a Muslim is the one from language and who do not suffer other" (Bukhari)", - reads the statement.

According to the head of the Council of Muftis, this holiday believers are going to spend with his closest "to give the joy of the holidays all around".

"I pray to God about diverting the troubles of coronavirus from all mankind, healing the sick, of health and strength for health workers, for wisdom for our elected rulers, peace and harmony in our beloved Motherland - Russia - and around the world!" - concluded the mufti.