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PBBM tells Pinoys to embrace wisdom, resilience

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The Philippines joined Muslim communities worldwide in celebrating Eid’l Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, as President Marcos called on Filipinos to find strength and wisdom in the face of adversity.

In a message on Monday, the President reflected on the story of Ibrahim, whose unwavering faith and love for Allah are central to Islamic teachings. He observes Eid’l Adha with a reminder that true strength lies in our ability to let go of what we hold dear.

“As we understand the significance of this commemoration, we feel deep within ourselves that, in nurturing our relationship with others and the Almighty, we are strengthened by our past and fueled with lessons to face tomorrow with grit and resilience,” Mr. Marcos said.

President Marcos encouraged Filipinos to draw from their past experiences and the lessons embedded in them, fostering relationships that are resilient and enduring. He urged the nation to cultivate courage, even when it comes at the cost of personal comfort and security.

The President also spoke about the importance of community and spiritual dependence, advocating for a life enriched by purpose and driven by the collective well-being of society. He expressed hope that Filipinos will continue to seek clarity and kindness, especially during times of trial.

“We will find a greater sense of purpose in uplifting the lives of others and enriching the facets that make our dreams and endeavors meaningful,” he said.

The President also yearned for a Bagong Pilipinas that not only knows how to work for the Filipinos’  future, “but also recognizes that they are frail and helpless without the guidance of the One from whom all wisdom and knowledge flows.”

Eid’I Adha is a major holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide for three to four days with most of them attending the special prayers at major mosques and Islamic centers throughout the world.

It’s the second of two great Muslim festivals, the first being Eid al-Fitr.

The Feast of Sacrifice is a tradition that originates from the historic event when Ibrahim was commanded by God in a dream vision to sacrifice his son, Ishmail.

Editor’s Note: This is an updated article. Originally posted with the headline “Marcos urges Filipinos to embrace wisdom and resilience in Eid’l Adha message”.


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