In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who has been under house arrest for the last two years, have extended heartfelt greetings to the Muslim World including the oppressed and perse-cuted ones on Eid-ul-Azha.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his special Eid mes-sage said the Festival of Sacrifice, in essence, car-ries such a life-giving message which is associated with the prosperity of humanity.
He said, this auspi-cious occasion teaches us the lessons of self-sacrifice, faith and belief, obedience and loyalty and most importantly, submission, contentment, truth-fulness and purity, which were the traits of Prophet Ibraheem (AS).
As far as the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha in IIOJK is concerned, Mirwaiz said, this Eid is being celebrated this year too at a time when the whole world, including Jammu and Kashmir, is grappling with the challenge of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
“Ordinary Kashmiris are facing immense state re-pression and other problems; however, we have pinned our hopes on Allah Almighty that He will give us the courage to move forward again with a new determination and that the people of Kashmir will once again be able to resume their normal lives, he said.
The Mirwaiz appealed to all the wealthy and affluent people to ensure all possible assistance to those affected by the situation and those living be-low poverty line so that they too can join the Eid celebrations.
“We should realise the grave and turbulent situation of our dear homeland and those great and historic human and financial sacrifices, which our thousands of elders, youth, loved ones, mothers and sisters have rendered and continue to give for our birth right of self determination.
This must never be overlooked. We also remember and show our soli-darity with hundreds of political prisoners and youth who are languishing in jails and pray for their safety and release,” he added.
Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian President Agha Syed Hassan Moosvi Al-Safvi In a statement said Eidul Azha is a day of remembrance of the obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him) and the reverence of Hazrat Ismail (Peace be upon him), when these two honoured personalities set an extraordinary example of sacrifice and self-lessness. He said sacrifice means devoting one’s self for the upholding of high moral values.
The slaugh-ter of sacrificial animals is an apparent aspect, how-ever the real spirit lies in fostering the essence of sacrifice and reverence before Allah Almighty. He further said the sacrifice rendered by people enli-vens a society.
This is the basic lesson behind the act of sacrifice. We need to rise above and should work on converging our spirits of sacrifice towards the unity of the Muslim community world over, he added.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, in his mes-sage urged the IIOJK people to observe austerity while celebrating the Eid and ensure that the poor, orphans, widows and other needy also enjoy the celebrations without feeling any financial constraint.
Eid-ul-Adha teaches us the lessons of sacrifice and steadfastness and we should follow the path shown by Hazrat Ibraheem (AS) while observing this day, he added.
The Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Ab-dul Samad Inqilabi, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Eid-ul-Adha teaches us the lesson of sacri-fice.
He asked the IIOJK people to share the joys of Eid with the victims of Indian state terrorism includ-ing the families of martyred and illegally detained Kashmiris.—KMS