Mon, 19 Jul 2021 - 04:29 GMT
CAIRO – 19 July 2021: Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese cabled greetings to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Eid al Adha, Monday.
In the cable, Pope Tawadros wished Egypt more progress and prosperity.
Pope also greeted Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el Tayyeb and Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam on the occasion of Eid al Adha.
In his cables on, the Pope stressed the need for spreading the values of tolerance and co-existence in society.
Earlier, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el Sisi exchanged greetings with several Arab leaders, including Leaders of Tunisia, Iraq, Kuwait and the Qatari Emir.
In a phone call, Monday, Sisi greeted Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, wishing Bahrain more progress and stability.
Meanwhile, the Bahraini king greeted Sisi on Eid al Adha, wishing both the Arab and Islamic nations peace and security.
Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady also said that Sisi greeted, in a phone call Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz Al Saud.
Eid Al-Adha is the most significant feast for Muslims worldwide, as it marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.
The Adha honors the day when Prophet Ibrahim -peace be upon him- was ordered to sacrifice his son, Ismael, and because of his obedience, God substituted Ismael with a ram, and this day has become a feast for Muslims since that day.
“And We have ransomed you with a mighty sacrifice” - Qur’an 37:10
In Islam, the sacrificed animal during Al-Adha is divided into parts, in order for the animal’s owner to be able to give a share of the meat to the needy people