The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his Eid-ul-Azha message to the Muslim community has said the act of performing Hajj is a great blessing for the faithful and their complete devotion to Islam.
“For me, the inspirational thing about the act of Hajj is the great restlessness it shows in the Ummah, the great stirrings for justice that reside in the Muslim heart.”
When people are drawn from each corner of the world, inspired by a shared and ancient ideal to act as one in the service of a better world “then it summons in us a truly modern hope that we can build a global society characterised by fairness and cooperation and respect,” he said in his message.
He said this tremendous gathering of the Muslims from the four corners of the world show the spirit of sacrifice and what others could learn from the great tradition of Islam.
Lauding the services being rendered by the British Muslims, he said, “At this special time for the Muslim community we can also reflect upon and celebrate the tremendous contributions of British Muslims to our national life.”
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