A blessed Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)!


On Sunday 16 June, Muslims celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice, Eid ul Adha. On this day, the Islamic world remembers the father of the Abrahamic religions, the Prophet Abraham, who reformed an entrenched tradition through his willingness to sacrifice and placed God's grace and mercy at the centre of the religions.

In the present, revitalising this tradition means that Muslims show their solidarity and helpfulness towards people who suffer, are oppressed and in need. To reduce this solidarity to the slaughter of animals would be a misunderstanding of the Abrahamic tradition.

On this day, we wish all our Muslim students and colleagues a blessed Feast of Sacrifice!

May these days bring God's blessing, peace and solidarity with the suffering people of the world.