Islamic teachings help nurture mutual understanding – President
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a Ramazan Day message yesterday said the Muslim community is expected to receive a mental stimulus to practice good deeds every day according to the religious principles of Allah.
The message: “The Muslim community celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting seeks the blessings of the God according to their belief.
I also wish you all that the spiritual healing you seek may bestow upon you.
Ramazan is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic religious calendar. The Muslim community is expected to receive a mental stimulus to practice good deeds every day according to the religious principles of Allah.
Cultural relations between them through harmonious meeting, collective compromise, sacrifice, redemption from evil, practice of goodwill during the Ramazan period lead to social progress. Such exemplary practices should be spread among all the people.
The philosophy of all theologians is based on the principle of salvation. We have seen for a long time the celebration of Ramazan in Islamic philosophy, including other beliefs of the religion and adhering to the message given by these teachings and applying that message for the betterment of the society lead to the development of mutual understanding. It affirms inter-religious socio-cultural understanding.
We all have a responsibility to use the social doctrines and messages taught by religions for the betterment of the society.
May the coming period after this festival of Ramazan be a happy and prosperous period for all Islam devotees in Sri Lanka as well as around the world!
Focus on good deeds and value of charity – PM
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in a message to mark Ramazan said that understanding the pain of a starving person and the value of charity are the precious life values gained during fasting.
The message: I extend my congratulations to the Muslim community in Sri Lanka who are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with Muslims all over the world.
During the most important month of the Muslim calendar, it is a great task for all of you to take a spiritual step away from worldly life in order to understand life.
Your goal is to achieve an ideal life by focusing only on the good deeds during the fasting month of Ramadan. Therefore, it is commendable that during the fasting period of Ramadan, you do focus only on good deeds.
Understanding the pain of a starving person and the value of charity are the precious life values gained during fasting. You have successfully completed the fasting period of Ramadan following the noble virtues associated with fasting according to the Quran and it is my belief that now the opportunity is yours to socialize its spiritual essence. I urge all of you to be sensitive and generous to other people in society at this time when the whole country has started to face a challenging time.
Happy Eid-UI-Fitr to you all with the blessings of Allah!