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On behalf of the United States, I wish Muslims both at home and around the world a blessed Eid al-Adha.

For those who celebrate, Eid al-Adha is a powerful reminder of the communal obligation to take care of one another. As Muslims gather across the globe to commemorate the family of Ibraham, Hajar, and their son’s relationship to God through the rituals of Eid and Hajj, we are reminded of Islam’s diversity and its call for equality and compassion for all.

During this time of celebration, community, and service, Muslims of all walks of life put aside personal priorities to assist those in need. We recognize that around the world, many Muslims this year are celebrating under grave humanitarian crises and political unrest. Tragically, some must celebrate alone, in hiding, or under repression. The United States is committed to stand up for the human rights of all people everywhere, including the right to freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression.

We wish a Hajj Mabroor to Muslims making their sacred pilgrimage to Mecca. May this special holiday be a celebration of togetherness and a devotion to service. Eid Mubarak.

U.S. Department of State

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