Rabat – Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has released a video statement wishing Muslims in Canada and around the world a happy Eid al-Adha.
“As-salamu alaykum,” Trudeau said as he opened the video. “Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the end of the Hajj and celebrate Eid al-Adha.”
“This holiday is a time for Muslims to come together to pray, share a meal and celebrate life’s blessings.”
“It’s a chance to reflect on lessons of sacrifice, and values like service, compassion, and generosity,” he continued. “Muslim Canadians show us the best of those values all year round, whether it’s supporting a local charity or being there for neighbors in need.”
“So today, let’s celebrate Canada’s Muslim communities, and the many contributions they make to shape our country for the better.”
“Eid Mubarak, may peace and blessings be upon you,” he concluded.
The message has been well received. “You are one of my favorite leaders of the current time! Eid Mubarak!!” said one comment.
In June, Trudeau echoed asimilar message, wishing Muslims across the world a blessed Ramadan. He also used the annual message to pledge to fight against Islamophobia.
“For many Muslims, these last few months have been difficult ones,” he said. “Communities have suffered hateful, Islamophobic acts of violence‒acts that have no place anywhere in our world.”
He also expressed his commitment to stand up for the Muslim community: “We will always call out Islamophobia,” said Trudeau.