Muslims across Trinidad and Tobago will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha today.
Eid-ul-Adha means Feast of the Sacrifice. It is the latter of the two Eid holidays celebrated by Sunni and Shia Muslims around the world, the former holiday being Eid-ul-Fitr which was celebrated in August.
Extending best wishes to the Islamic community via a statement yesterday was political leader of the Congress of the People (COP), Prakash Ramadhar, who noted that at this time over 300 nationals are in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to fulfill the hajj, part of which is performing the sacrifice.
"At this juncture in our national development when we are highlighting the need for inculcating good values, Eid-ul-Adha is an appropriate time to reaffirm our obedience to God and guardianship for humanity," Ramadhar said.
"Our society will surely excel by fostering a deep sense of benevolence and respect towards our each other. Let us all, whether rich or poor, youthful or aged, rural or urban, work together to usher in a new citizenship and to build a progressive nation for generations to come," he added.