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Sunday, February 05, 2012 - 2.45 GMT

Teachings of the Holy Prophet even more relevant today – President

 

With the prevailing peace and accelerated development in all parts of the country, the teachings of the Holy Prophet which emphasizes that peace and harmony are even more relevant today, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said..

Islam promotes non- violence, brotherhood and mutual understanding. Cooperation and tolerance are also upheld. Such teachings guide humanity to reject violence and terrorism prevalent in today’s world, and encourage noble human values, President said in a message to mark Milad-un-Nabi.

“Thus, reflecting on the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed, we all can look forward to building a new Sri Lanka of tolerance, understanding and reconciliation which will no doubt help in Sri Lanka’s forward march”, President added.

Full text of the message:

I am pleased to send this message of greetings to the followers of Islam in Sri Lanka, as they join their brethren in faith the world over, to celebrate Milad-un-Nabi, the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

With the prevailing peace and accelerated development in all parts of the country, the teachings of the Holy Prophet which emphasizes that peace and harmony are even more relevant today. Islam promotes non- violence, brotherhood and mutual understanding. Cooperation and tolerance are also upheld. Such teachings guide humanity to reject violence and terrorism prevalent in today’s world, and encourage noble human values.

Thus, reflecting on the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed, we all can look forward to building a new Sri Lanka of tolerance, understanding and reconciliation which will no doubt help in Sri Lanka’s forward march.

It brings great joy knowing that Muslims in all parts of our country, especially the North and East, can now celebrate this important event in peace. They now experience the rapid changes in their surroundings brought about by the accelerated development process, making this year’s celebration more meaningful.

I wish all followers of Islam in Sri Lanka a happy Milad-un-Nabi and share their prayers to bring peace and tolerance the world over.



 

 
 
   
   
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