WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama Thursday sent greetings to Muslims around the world and in the United States on the occasion of Haj and Eid-ul-Azha. The rituals of Haj and Eidul Azha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the worlds major religions, he said in a statement marking the occasion. On behalf of the American people, we would like to extend our greetings during this Haj season-Eid Mubarak, Obama said. Obama said in the statement that the US Department of Health and Human Services partnered this year with the Saudi Health Ministry to prevent and limit the spread of H1N1 during the Haj. Cooperating on combating H1N1 is one of the ways we are implementing my administrations commitment to partnership in areas of mutual interest, the president said. Obamas message said, Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Haj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eidul Azha. The rituals of Haj and Eidul Azha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the worlds major religions. During Haj, the worlds largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life - including thousands of American Muslims - will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat. The following day, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eidul Azha and distribute food to the less fortunate to commemorate Abrahams willingness to sacrifice his son out of obedience to God...