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Muslims wished the President the wisdom to maintain peace

About the wisdom and health of the President of Russia, and also on God's help to "build harmony in society, peace and the creation of equal conditions for development of religious communities" prayed on Friday, first Deputy Chairman of Russia Muftis Council and the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.

On Friday Muslims celebrate the most important holiday in Islam, Eid al-Adha (Turkic), Eid al-Adha (in Arabic), or the feast of sacrifice, which marks the end of Hajj, the pilgrimage to the main Muslim Holy places in Saudi Arabia. Mukhetdinov morning headed celebratory divine service in the Cathedral mosque of Moscow, the text of his sermons posted on the website of SMR.

"Lord, grant health and wisdom to the President and our government leaders, put in their hearts and minds strategically the right decisions to strengthen accord in society, the approval of morality and humanity, peace and fraternity among States, creation of equal conditions for development of religious communities," Mukhetdinov said.

He drew attention to the conflicts in Palestine, Syria and Iraq, Libya and Yemen, China and India – "in other countries, where clashes killed civilians, destroyed the temples of all religions."

"We constantly pray for peace where there is bloodshed and human suffering," concluded Mukhetdinov.

Earlier in his congratulatory message on the occasion of Eid al-Adha the head of state noted that "Muslims make an important contribution to the preservation of cultural diversity of our country, contribute to strengthening of interethnic consent in society".

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