By Ali G. Macabalang
Chief of Correspondents
DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), through its incumbent chairman, greets the Muslim world on the celebration this Friday of Eid al-Adha, wishing celebrants the best amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Mindanao Development Authority joins the Muslim world in the celebration of Eid’l Adha,” MinDA Chair Manny Piñol said in a statement furnished with the Philippine Muslim Today.
“Amidst the crisis brought about by the global pandemic, let us remain strong in faith, with hope and resilience,” Piñol said.
He added: “Also called as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice,’ Eid al-Adha, is the second and considered holier of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year.”
He said the event “honors the willingness of (Prophet) Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismael, as an act of obedience to God’s command.”
“As you celebrate the Feast, remain safe, healthy and optimistic. Eid Mubarak,” Piñol prodded celebrants. (AGM)