President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. enjoined Filipino Muslims to “transcend our differences, break the chains of divisiveness, and emerge strong and united as one nation” as the Muslim world observed this year’s Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, on Saturday, July 9.
“As we commemorate how Ibrahim offered his son in obedience of Allah, let us likewise believe that in entrusting ourselves and surrendering our worries to the Supreme Authority, all our hearts’ desires for the greater good will be heard and granted,” said Marcos.
“The solemn narrative that punctuates this occasion tells us that, at the onset of this administration, we must prepare ourselves to go beyond our comfort zones as we walk the path we have willingly chosen,” he added.
Marcos maintained that “the journey ahead of us will not be easy, but if we fight for what is right and predicate our every action on our love for our fellowmen and women, our people will surely benefit from the results of our individual choices.”
“Let us therefore offer ourselves for the sake of others and take to heart the lessons we learn so that we may be rewarded spiritually and become worthy recipients of Allah’s manifold blessings and protection,” said Marcos.