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Message for Eid al-Fitr 2024


The Department of National Defense is one with our Muslim brothers and sisters as they break the fast of Ramadan and celebrate Eid al-Fitr. May the Almighty Allah accept the deeds of worship offered to Him on this day of joy.

As we enjoy this precious time we spend with those who are dear to us, may we also exchange forgiveness and understanding, beyond the gifts that we give our loved ones and friends. Let us also offer a prayer for our brothers and sisters who are celebrating Eid on duty, that they may be kept safe, together with their families at home.

May we also remember to give Zakat charitably to those who need it most. As the Quran says, “Believe in Allah and his messenger, and give charity out of the (substance) that Allah has made you heirs of. For those of you who believe and give charity – for them is a great reward.”

Eid mubarak!

Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr.
Secretary
Department of National Defense
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