FIOE congratulates the Muslims on the advent of Eid-ul-Adha and the Hajj season


  In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

(Press Release)

 The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) congratulates the Muslims on the advent of Eid-ul-Adha and the Hajj season


The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) offers its fulsome congratulations to Muslims and Islamic organisations across Europe on the advent of the blessed Eid-ul-Adha (1433H) and the Hajj.

These blessed days carry within them many noble meanings relating to faith, humanity, and society. Indeed, whenever Muslims celebrate Eid, they find this an occasion to demonstrate their mutual support, solidarity, and sense of equality, as well as bring happiness to the young, foster mutual compassion among adults, and cement good relations with neighbours, friends, and colleagues in European societies.

Tens of thousands of Europe's Muslims have travelled to the holy land—Makkah and its environs, to perform the rites of Hajj in these days. Thus, the Federation asks Allah, the Almighty, to accept of them, and their brothers and sisters from all corners of the world, as they circle the great House of Allah—the Ka’bah, stand on the plain of Arafat, and devote themselves to prayer and supplication at the sacred sites; may Allah record their Hajj as pure, their effort as rewarded, and their sins as forgiven, and that they return safely to their families and European homelands, as messengers of goodwill and kindness as guided by Islam.

No doubt that the joy of Eid is tinged by pain and distress at the tragic circumstances suffered by Muslim peoples in many parts of the world, especially Syria and Myanmar, as well as the escalating attacks on the Palestinian people, and violations against the city of Jerusalem, by the Israeli occupation. Therefore, Eid is an opportunity for fraternal solidarity with Muslims in areas of crisis, and with the disaster-stricken, the oppressed, and the deprived in our large human family worldwide.

On this occasion, the Federation hopes for success in advancing cooperation, cohesion, and unity between Europe's Muslims, and that Allah, the Almighty, preserve the European lands in peace and safety, with greater prosperity, mutual understanding, and solidarity in all European and human societies.

Brussels, 26 October 2012 (10 Dhul Hijjah 1433H)

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe