Iranian FM Felicitates Eid Al-Adha to Muslim Counterparts
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate phone conversations with his Pakistani, Turkish, Omani and South African counterparts on Tuesday congratulated them on the advent of Eid al-Adha.
In a telephone conversation with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Zarif congratulated Eid al-Adha, and conferred on the latest developments in bilateral relations between the two countries.
In his telephone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Zarif discussed with his Turkish counterpart bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields, congratulating Eid al-Adha.
In Zarif's telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Oman Badr bin Hamad al Busaide, the two sides also discussed the relations between the two countries.
In the phone conversation, Zarif congratulated his Omani counterpart on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
Also, in phone talks with South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandour, the Iranian top diplomat congratulated Eid al-Adha, discussed bilateral ties between the two countries.
The religious occasion of Eid al-Adha (Feat of Sacrifice) is being celebrated by Muslims in Iran and all over the world.
The momentous religious occasion of Eid al-Adha (Feat of Sacrifice), which is marked in honor of the Islamic imperative of self-abnegation, falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah on the lunar calendar every year.
It commemorates Prophet Abraham’s acknowledging a divine order upon him to sacrifice his son. Upon submitting to God’s will, Ibrahim was exempted from performing the order and was offered a ram to sacrifice instead.
Iranians are celebrating the occasion on Wednesday, while in some other Muslim countries the celebrations began a day earlier and people marked the historical development by holding festive congregations at mosques and other religious centers and will continue to do so over the next few days. They also sacrifice livestock so they can offer votive food to the poor and their fellow Muslims.