Joe Biden: Eid al-Adha has a special meaning this year

Joe Biden: Eid al-Adha has a special meaning this year

President of the United States Joe Biden conveyed his congratulations on celebrating Eid al-Adha 1442 Hijriyah to Muslims around the world.

UMMATIMES - Through a statement and press release from the US Embassy and Consulates in Indonesia obtained in Jakarta, Wednesday (21/7), Joe Biden said that the ritual of the pilgrimage and the tradition of sacrificing to those who were less fortunate to commemorate the piety of Prophet Ibrahim and his son to God, had meaning especially this year when the world is still hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The American people, he said, are proud to help lead the fight to end Covid-19 globally by donating more than half a billion vaccines to countries around the world, including Muslim-majority countries. and end this pandemic everywhere," he said.

He said that the pilgrimage, which brings together people from all walks of life and from every corner of the world, is also a reminder of Islam's commitment to equality and the commonalities of fundamental values ​​in Islam. Therefore, the United States is also committed to working with the international community and thousands of American Muslims, including those wishing to perform the Hajj pilgrimage next year, to emerge stronger after the pandemic.

"On behalf of the American people, we express our hope that this celebration will be safe and lively. Happy Eid al-Adha," Biden said.