in a release the Party called on all Guyanese, in particular Muslims to use the occasion to reflect on the significance of this observance which portrays the virtues of sacrifice and obedience to the will of Allah.
“These are values that are universally embraced by peoples throughout the world and have served over the centuries to guide humanity along the path of righteousness and submission to the will of the Almighty,” the release added.
The PPP reminded that unlike many parts of the world, Guyanese are truly blessed to live in a country where there is religious freedom and tolerance.
“Let us also embrace the lessons of faith and submission especially at this time when there are forces in our society who seems determined to test the will and patience of the Guyanese people by seeking to trample on their democratic and constitutional rights.”
Meanwhile, First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar in extending Eid- Ul- Adha greetings reminded of the significance of this feast by the timeless story of Ibrahim whose belief, faith and trust in Allah was so unquestioning and complete that he was prepared to sacrifice the life of his own son in obedience to the Command of Allah.
Ibrahim’s willingness to obey Allah at the price of his own son’s life has become an important benchmark of faith.
His example reminds us today, the first Lady said, of two important principles that should continue to be guide to our actions.
The first of these is our submission to the will of our Creator. No one is more powerful than the Supreme Being, the fountainhead of all Truth, Knowledge, Righteousness and Virtue. Our submission to the Creator is the surest path to a life of happiness and fulfillment.
Secondly, Muslims throughout the world commemorate Eid Ul Adha by making their own sacrifices and by giving generously to others especially to those in need. If we, too, allow our lives to be characterized by expressions of kindness and generosity, we too would reap great rewards in abundance, both materially and spiritually.