B.C. Leading John Horgan introduced this assertion in honour of Eid al-Adha and to thank Muslim individuals for practising COVID-19 health and fitness actions:
“Currently, we be a part of Muslim communities in British Columbia and around the world to mark the stop of the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and rejoice Eid al-Adha.
We have all supplied so considerably to see our families, close friends, and communities safely by way of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than the past calendar year and a half, Muslims located new methods to worship, rejoice, and remain related with household all over the province.
Millions of Muslims stayed nearer to dwelling once again this year as an alternative of building their pilgrimage to Mecca for the Hajj. At a local level, group leaders assisted continue to keep folks safe and place the pandemic powering us by encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.
Our collective initiatives and sacrifices are shelling out off. We are now ready to get started observing far more persons and accomplishing much more of the things we missed, which include coming collectively to rejoice Eid al-Adha. Soon after so a lot of months apart, households and buddies can properly obtain for a food, exchange gifts, and give to all those in want. It is a fitting and impressive reminder of the power of sacrifice and resilience in times of adversity.
I prolong my heat needs to everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha and preparing for the Qurbani. May perhaps the values of compassion and generosity that are central to Eid al-Adha carry on to manual us in the months and months to arrive. Eid Mubarak.”
Translations of this statement are offered in Arabic, Farsi, French, and Urdu.