Eid/Kurban Bajram Greetings, With Blessings for Hanukkah and Christmas
CIP Wishes All Muslims A Blessed Eid al-Adha/Bajram Sherif Mubarek Olsun!
The Center for Islamic Pluralism welcomes the holiday of Eid al-Adha, on December 20, 2007.
In keeping with our development of Balkan and Turkish relationships, we proclaim: Bajram sherif mubarek olsun!
Given the coincidence of Kurban Bajram this year with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah on December 4-12, and the Christian feast of Christmas on December 25, CIP notes the common monotheism of these observances. Hanukkah recalls the triumph of Jewish faith over pagan tyranny and the cleansing of the Hebrew temple. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, a herald of renewed faith in one Creator. Kurban Bajram commemorates the submission of Abraham, the common ancestor, to the will of God.
We hope the essential aspirations of the three Abrahamic faiths will be redeemed by mutual respect, sincere dialogue, and cooperation among all believers in the year to come!
Center for Islamic Pluralism