The message reads, in part:
“This holiday, which is significant for every Muslim around the world, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, has a vast spiritual meaning and symbolises people’s commitment to moral self-improvement, mercy and compassion.
It is deeply gratifying that the followers of Islam in our country have a deep respect for the country’s centuries-old historical, religious and cultural traditions and are bringing up young people in accordance with them. The life of the Muslim Ummah is filled with good deeds and initiatives. It is actively developing ties with government and public organisations and giving unceasing attention to educational, enlightenment and charity initiatives. In the course of the ongoing special military operation, our Muslim servicemen are defending Russia together with their fellow soldiers, demonstrating courage and mutual support in battle. It goes without saying that we value the contribution of Muslim organisations to the interethnic and interfaith dialogue and to the patriotic education of the rising generation.”