The Iranian top diplomat in a tweeted message on Tuesday congratulated “the entire world Muslims on the blessed occasion of al-Adha eid."
“Meanwhile, since due to the pandemic, a fewer number of Muslims perform this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, I pray to Almighty Allah to rid the world not only of the Corona disease, but also of the entire other viruses, such as machoism, (enforcement of illegitimate) power, terrorism, including economic terrorism, and health terrorism,” Zarif added.
Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest festivals of Islam celebrated annually around the world. Based on the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha occurs on the 10th day of the lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah and marks the end of the hajj ceremony, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
Muslims traditionally mark Eid al-Adha by offering special prayers and slaughtering livestock to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s test of faith.
The occasion honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son, Ismael, as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead.