To all Muslims of Republic of Bashkortostan!
“Let me heartily congratulate you with light Kurban-Bayram – one of the main Islamic holidays. The sacrifice holiday mirrors the traditions of the centuries-old culture of Islam, the best qualities of a Muslim – mercy, charity and gratitude, the urge towards spiritual cleanness and self-perfection. This ancient holiday is celebrated in Bashkortostan widely and gaily. Hadj is made every year and the prayers about prosperity of our native land are heard in all mosques. For people, practicing Islam these festive days is the time for spiritual perfection and attention to the needy people.
One of the main advantages of our Republic is the peace and harmony between its nations and joint work of the representatives of different nationalities and religions for revival of morality and spirituality in our society.
We highly appreciate the role of Muslims in life of Bashkortostan. Muslims make weighty endowment to creation of the conditions, contributing to consolidation of family, spiritual and moral values, development of charity, resistance to extremism and intolerance.
I am sure the efforts of the representatives of the religions, traditional for our Republic will be further directed to spiritual revival of our Fatherland, mutual understanding and harmony between our nations.
With all my heart I wish you and your folks peace and good, strong health, prosperity and happiness!
President of Republic of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov”.