September 02 , 2017


People urged to sacrifice ego to bring peace in lives
* President says ego is root cause of every problem

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eidul Azha.

“On the joyous occasion of Eidul Azha, I wish to felicitate the nation and pray to Almighty Allah to accept the prayers and sacrificial offerings of the Pakistani nation and the Muslim Ummah to make it a source for earning Allah’s blessings, Amen,” he said in his message.

“Hajj and Eidul Azha are two obligations which are based on the spirit of self-sacrifice. Both these obligations relate to sacrifice of life and property. The Almighty Allah through the Sunnah of His two great prophets reminded the mankind that the essence of humanity is that they subject their every act to this injunction of the Holy Quran wherein it has been ordained: ‘Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds’,” the message stated.

“This spirit of worship can make this world a heavenly place to live in because with this training mankind learns to let go of their ego which is the real root cause of all problems. Be it our national challenges or international crisis; if they are evaluated minutely one finds that ego has been at the core of every issue. Therefore, it is imperative to seek Allah Almighty’s blessings by sacrificing our ego to make this world a place of heavenly abode,” he said.

“On this auspicious occasion of Eidul Azha, acting in the spirit of sacrifice we must look after our brethren who, oppressed by the vicissitudes of life, have lagged behind economically. We should also remember in our prayers all those sons of soil and their families who sacrificed their present for our future. Similarly, we should also offer special prayers for our Kashmiri brethren who are valiantly striving to win freedom from the occupying force,” he said.

Punjab CM: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the Muslim Ummah and the Pakistani nation on the eve of Eidul Azha.

In his message of felicitations, the Chief Minister said that the religious festival of Eidul Azha was celebrated throughout the world in remembrance of great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) which he gave for Allah’s blessings and benediction. “Public service and helping the needy and the orphans in our joys is the real spirit and message of the Eid. And, the actual philosophy is to share its joys with the deprived segments and the impecunious strata of the society,” he said.

He said that the Eid day required that the emotions of mutual love and affection be promoted by setting-aside differences.



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