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Sunrday, October 05, 2014 - 11.00 GMT

Teachings of the Holy Quran have given Muslims the ability to live in harmony - President

 

The teachings of the Holy Quran have given the Muslims of Sri Lanka the ability to live in harmony with other communities in our country through many centuries, as they continue to do so today. This spirit of harmony nurtured by their religious teaching, has enabled them to make a significant contribution to the progress of our country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

“The spirit of unity that pervades this festival is seen by the millions of pilgrims speaking different languages, from different nationalities and cultures gathering in the mission that proclaims the greatness of Allah and the spirituality that Islam has brought to the world,” President said in a message to mark the festival of Hajj.
 

Full text of the message:


As the Islamic community of Sri Lanka join its brethren in faith the world over to celebrate Eid-Ul-Alha, the festival of Hajj, I am pleased to send this message of greetings on this important religious event.

The celebration of Hajj is focused on the gathering of millions of the faithful in the Islamic faith at the Holy city of Mecca, facing which direction Muslims pray five times each day, for this annual religious ceremony of great significance.

The spirit of unity that pervades this festival is seen by the millions of pilgrims speaking different languages, from different nationalities and cultures gathering in the mission that proclaims the greatness of Allah and the spirituality that Islam has brought to the world.

Several thousand Muslims of Sri Lanka participate in the annual Hajj pilgrimage through the facilities provided for this by the government , to enable them to renew their commitment to the teachings of Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet Muhammed, and pray for peace, brotherhood and understanding among all people of the world.

The teachings of the Holy Quran have given the Muslims of Sri Lanka the ability to live in harmony with other communities in our country through many centuries, as they continue to do so today. This spirit of harmony nurtured by their religious teaching, has enabled them to make a significant contribution to the progress of our country.

In keeping with the tradition of Hajj, the prayers of all Muslims on this day of special religious observances will no doubt be directed towards peace and unity, with dignity for all.

I wish all Muslims of Sri Lanka a Happy and Peaceful Eid-Ul-Alha.


 

 
 
   
   
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