Rt Hon Tim Farron MP, Leader of Liberal Democrats
As more than 2 million Muslims from around the world, including thousands from the UK – mark the end of their holy pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha.
Eid al Adha’s themes of reflection, sacrifice and charity seem more and more relevant each year given the global challenges we face. For those suffering oppression across the world, we must continue to work towards peace, safety and security. I have had the pleasure of witnessing first hand Muslim organisations leading the way in this respect, from assisting at refugee camps abroad to assisting flood victims here in my very constituency.
These values of tolerance, compassion and generosity towards one and other are at the heart of Islam and the heart of Eid – and I will stand by you in spreading those values in my party, in Westminster and in my constituency. On behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I would like to extend my good wishes to Muslims at this special time of year.
Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
Eid Al Adha is being celebrated by Muslims all around the world – and on behalf of everyone in Scotland, I send my best wishes to our Muslim friends and neighbours. Our Muslim communities make a welcome and valued contribution to our society, culturally, socially and economically, enriching country as a whole.
Our Muslim communities continue to play a pivotal part of our work ensuring a future built on mutual trust, respect and understanding – so I wish everyone a happy and prosperous Eid.
Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales
I would like wish all Muslims in Wales and across the world ‘Eid Mubarak’ as they come together to observe Eid al-Adha. The festival is a time to remember the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim and an important opportunity to focus on helping those who may be less fortunate and for bringing together communities and families. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Muslim communities of Wales for the sacrifices and enormous contributions they have made and continue to make to every area of our society.
Eid message from the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP:
Eid message from the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn