Shia Rights Watch expresses best wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is an international occasion marked by all Abrahamic religions. Traditionally, Muslims celebrate in communion and charitableness. Young and elderly join together, expressing the promotion of global citizenship.
This year, Muslim communities worldwide practice with respect to efforts to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Many cities have adopted online and virtual platforms to ensure the safety of their immediate neighbors, a value which aligns with Eid al-Adha: prosociality.
As an organization dedicated to the advocacy of human rights and the promotion of sustainable peacebuilding, Shia Rights Watch observes Eid al-Adha with the remembrance of sacrifices made by activists worldwide.
Thus far, in 2020 alone, 1374 incidents of Anti-Shiism have been reported. Despite its vastness, the reported number is not believed to reflect the real hardships Shia Muslims face as communities, and social infrastructures battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Many Shia communities now have to battle discrimination and prejudice within health management services, in addition to the constant threat of direct violence which plagues their countries.
Shia Rights Watch notes that values central to Eid al-Adha are not a one-day observance. This day serves as a reminder that we are all members of a singular global community and calls for the renewal of year-round prosocial efforts.
Shia Rights Watch congratulates observers of Eid al-Adha and looks forward to another year in pursuit of international peace.