MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER
EID AL ADHA 2019
I send my warm greetings to everyone celebrating Eid Al Adha in the month of Dhu al- Hijjah.
This feast commemorates an ancient story of faith and sacrifice. A story that each year inspires afresh the love and generosity of Muslims all round the world.
It’s a time for gratitude, compassion and generosity, and a time to draw strength from the wellsprings of faith and family.
Australia’s Muslim community brings great richness to our cultural landscape. You help reflect Australia back to itself. Our shared commitment to respect, kindness and community binds us to one another, and makes our multicultural, multi-faith society one of the most harmonious in the world.
Rather than keeping us apart, the distinct traditions that have found a home in Australia are a source of understanding, compassion and purpose that enrich our common life.
As you celebrate this significant festival, I hope you will be refreshed not only by the love and faith at its heart, but by the fellowship of your families and communities, and by the generous acts this feast inspires.
The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister of Australia
6 August 2019