The message reads, in part:
“This holiday, marking the end of the pilgrimage to the great sacred Muslim sites, holds deep moral and spiritual significance. Since the dawn of time, this day has been commemorated by practicing good deeds and caring about one’s neighbours. It serves to reinforce the ideals of kindness, charity and justice in society.
The Russian Muslim community plays a major creative role in the country’s life and contributes to strengthening inter-ethnic and inter-faith peace, to preserving family values and raising the younger generation. Today, Muslim fighters, relying on the historical, spiritual and patriotic traditions of their ancestors, are demonstrating selflessness, courage and bravery in the course of the special military operation, defending Russia shoulder to shoulder with their fellow soldiers.”