I sincerely and cordially congratulate the Muslims of our country, all our people on the holy holiday of Ramadan Hayit (Eid al Fitr).
At this blessed time, when such magnificent spiritual qualities as kindness, compassion and humanism are manifest particularly brilliantly, we all express gratitude to the Almighty for the current bright days. Celebrating this splendid holiday together with our families and people, we strive to consolidate the atmosphere of mutual understanding and harmony in society, to offer care and attention to the elderly, women and children, to provide disinterested help to those who need it.
I would like to note that these noble aspirations are consonant with the essence and substance of the reforms we are implementing in Uzbekistan in order to join the ranks of advanced nations of the world and ensure decent living standards for our people.
From this point of view, the pressing challenge for us remains to be the preservation of our national identity, spiritual values, ancient history and rich culture, as well as the study of them in depth and their extensive popularization.
Tremendous amount of work has been undertaken in Uzbekistan in recent years on this front; in particular, new scientific, cultural and religious education institutions are being set up, places of worship are being improved.
During the holy Ramadan, new cathedral mosques have been opened in Termez after the great scholar and theologian Hakim Termezi, and in Tashkent after the outstanding ulemas Suzuk-ata and Sheikh Muhammad Sodik Muhammad Yusuf.
Within the framework of the implementation of a comprehensive program of social and spiritual transformation known as the “Five Initiatives”, much has been done to improve the working and living conditions of people, especially youth and women.
Uzbekistan’s initiatives launched as part of the principle “Enlightenment countering ignorance”, calling for the preservation of peace and harmony, for ensuring freedom of conscience, interfaith tolerance, for bringing the humanistic essence of Islam to the world community are widely supported by the world community.
On this bright holiday, we heartily congratulate the Muslims from the countries of near and far abroad, all our friends and partners, and wish wellbeing and prosperity to all the peoples of the world.
At this wonderful time, when the joyful spirit of Ramadan is felt everywhere, the 5th and 6th June are declared days off in our country in order to create favorable conditions for the celebration of Eid al Fitr.
As stated in the sacred Hadith, as cited by our great ancestor Imam Bukhari, a true Muslim wishes other people only good, like that to himself.
Indeed, to do good deeds, to work in good faith by thinking about the happiness of your family, children, your people, is the most important criterion of faith for every Muslim.
I am convinced that if we always live with an open heart, filled with the light of the mercy of the Almighty, and at the same time fully aware of the demands of the time, mastering the achievements of science and progress, we will faithfully serve the Motherland for the sake of prosperity, we will definitely achieve the highest goals.
Dear compatriots, I congratulate you once again on the occasion of Ramadan Hayit and wish you all health, family happiness and wellbeing.
May all the good hopes and aspirations of our people come true!
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan