Message of President Asif Ali Zardari on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr 1433 Hijri/2012
Islamabad, August 20, 2012 (PPI-OT): Assalam Alaikum wa Rehmatullah e Barakatohu’
Thanks to Allah Almighty, Who granted with us an opportunity to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. I extend my heartiest greetings to the entire nation on this festive occasion.
Eid-ul-Fitr is a day that concludes the blessed month of Ramazan, marking it with a note of thankfulness. To express gratitude before Allah Almighty, we need to spend our lives in line with His true, glowing and balanced teachings. This is the righteous way that leads to attainment of success in the life here and hereafter, and makes one’s self get closer to Allah Almighty.
Dear countrymen, we can feel the real happiness of Eid only when we join our poor relatives, neighbours and needy brothers and sisters on this occasion. This is only possible by shaping our lives in accordance with the golden principles of Islam and shun hatred, animosity, greed and malice. Moreover, we need to promote in our ranks love and affinity, tolerance, generosity and endurance. By following these ethical standards, a society can be reformed which is truly in line with the aspirations of Islam.
We should keep in mind that incidents of sectarianism and violence like the recent attack on the passenger buses in Lulusar (Gilgit Baltistan) are completely against the teachings of Islam. Similarly the terrorist attempts in Kamra which were foiled by the courage and valour of our armed forces, clearly violate the spirit of Islam. We have to reject the negative propaganda of misguided forces by promoting the great Islamic teachings. A society developed on these lines will be helpful in resolving our problems.
I pray that may Allah Almighty bless us with real pleasure and bliss of Eid. Amen.
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