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Thursday, February 16, 2011 - 5.00 GMT

Remember Prophet’s teachings on peace and harmony - President

 

At a time when peace is restored in the country we must time and again remember the teachings of the Holy Prophet relating to peace and harmony. They are of great strength and a blessing for co-existence in our society, stated President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his message for Meelad-un-Nabi, the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

Following is the message:

I am pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of Meelad-un-Nabi, the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed, celebrated with much reverence by the followers of Islam in Sri Lanka and their brethren in faith the world over.

At a time when peace is restored in the country we must time and again remember the teachings of the Holy Prophet relating to peace and harmony. They are of great strength and a blessing for co-existence in our society.

The core teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed are mutual understanding, brotherhood, cooperation and justice. The followers of Islam have the opportunity to revive their guidance by these teachings in this festive season of Meelad-un-Nabi. This will be the blessing of the Holy Prophet both upon one’s personal life and society. I trust the strength it gives for national amity will help in the forward march of our country to become the Wonder of Asia.

Today, all those of the Islamic faith in our country are completely free of the pain and oppression caused due to terrorism. Yet, there are other peoples in the world who remain under the threat of terrorism. On this holy day, the desire of all those of the Islamic faith the world over would be to achieve freedom as in our country. We too fervently join in this prayer.
I wish you all a happy Meelad-un-Nabi!





 

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