Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his warmest wishes to the Muslim community in South Africa and around the world on the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha today.

More than 2 500 Muslims from South Africa have travelled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to join an estimated two million Muslims from around the world for the Hajj pilgrimage.

“The President wishes pilgrims well in their prayers and sacrifices and wishes them a safe return,” said the Presidency.

Eid-ul-Adha commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael in obedience to God, and coincides with the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. This Eid and pilgrimage is about sacrifice, compassion and remembrance that equality is the cornerstone of Islam. - SAnews.gov.za