Alberta Premier: “We are all free to worship in our own way”
Wearing hijab, Alberta Premier, Rachel Notley, sent a videotaped greeting message to the Muslim on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to Allah’s command.
During Eid al-Adha Muslims slaughter animals (goat, sheep, cow, bull, buffalo or camel) to seek Allah’s pleasure and reward by consuming the meat and sharing it with others. The sacrifice is called Qurbani.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s statement on Eid al-Adha
“Eid-al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, is the holiest of Muslim holidays. Our Alberta family is one of many faiths, many means of observance, and many special days of joy and commemoration.
“To all those who are observing Eid-al-Adha, I wish you a time of peace and reflection, and the joy of shared celebration.
“As always, let us be thankful for the blessings of our province and our country, where we are all free to worship in our own way. Eid Mubarak!”
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