SHAFAQNA -Â Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated leaders and people of Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of holy month of Ramadan.
In a Friday message, President Rouhani described Eid al-Fitr as a ‘test of piety’ saying, â€œthis year we are celebrating two Eids; one on the occasion of the victory of national will and determination which marks the historic day of July 14 and the successful conclusion of Iranâ€™s nuclear program and the other is the religious Eid of piety that we are now celebrating.â€
The Iranian President compared the tolerance of abstaining from eating, drinking and committing sins for a whole month with the patience Iranian nationÂ demonstrated in the face of sanctions, and economic and political pressures, saying â€œwe have proved through our political piety that our determination only points toward a peaceful use of nuclear technology and no individual or government can deny us the right.â€
He further stressed that Islam â€“ the same religion that orders against destruction of nature and murdering of human beings â€“ indicates that developing nuclear weapons contradicts Divine and humane principles.
â€œWe succeeded in proving that we are independent and developed both in the fields of technical and political knowledge and can excel both in technical sciences and the humanities,â€ Rouhani said in the message.
President Rouhani further wished all Muslims around the globe honor and happiness.
This year, the Eid al-Fitr which ends the fasting month of Ramadan, is observed on Saturday in Iran and someÂ other Islamic countries.