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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 07.30 GMT
Hajj symbolizes spirit of unity - President

 

The Hajj festival symbolizes the spirit of unity when millions of pilgrims speaking different languages and belonging to different nationalities and cultures proclaim the unique mission of divinity, unity and the greatness of Allah, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

"The Muslims of Sri Lanka have been provided all facilities to participate in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, where they renew their commitment to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet Muhammad, and pray for peace, brotherhood and understanding among all people of the world," President Rajapaksa said in his Hajj message.

Full text of the message:

I am pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of the celebrations of Eid-Ul-Alha, the festival of Hajj by the Islamic community of Sri Lanka, together with their brethren the world over.

Hajj is the most important annual event of the Muslims in the world , when more than four million faithful gather at the Holy City of Mecca, facing which direction all Muslims pray five times every day.

This festival also symbolizes the spirit of unity when millions of pilgrims speaking different languages and belonging to different nationalities and cultures proclaim the unique mission of divinity, unity and the greatness of Allah.

The Muslims of Sri Lanka have been provided all facilities to participate in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, where they renew their commitment to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet Muhammad, and pray for peace, brotherhood and understanding among all people of the world.

In line with the Quranic teachings, the Muslims of Sri Lanka have lived in harmony with other communities in our country throughout history, and continue to do so. They have made a significant contribution to the progress of our country and for the happiness of all our people.

The prayers of all Muslims on this day of special religious observances will no doubt be directed towards peace, with dignity for all.
I wish all Muslims of Sri Lanka a Happy and Peaceful Eid-Ul-Alha.

 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

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