Eid-ul-Adha - Facilities for Muslims to engage in religious observance: Prez

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In his Hajj Message, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the Government has provided all necessary facilities to the Muslim community to engage in their religious observances.

In his message, he said, “It is with pleasure that I offer my felicitations to Sri Lankan Muslims and their fellow devotees the world over on this occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

On this day of Hajj, Muslims commemorate the immense sacrifices made by Nabi Ibrahim and his family members in honour and respect of God.

During this season a large number of Muslims from around the world gather in Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage considered as the fifth pillar of the Islamic faith.

Although the Muslim devotees are compelled to refrain from visiting Holy Mecca due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has enveloped the globe, I believe that the Hajj festival this year too will be an occasion for them to embrace the greatness of Allah and the spirit of peaceful coexistence.

The Government of Sri Lanka being aware of the significance of Hajj festival has provided all necessary facilities for the Muslim community to engage in their religious observances.

I am confident that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka which lived in peace and harmony with all the other communities throughout our history in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran and contributed to the prosperity of this nation would continue that tradition in future as well.

I wish every Muslim of Sri Lanka a happy Eid-ul-Adha festival.”

  Comments - 4

  • Fawme M Saturday, 01 August 2020 04:27 PM

    Thank you Mr.President for your kind wishes. May the country Prosper and be at peace now and always

    Gert Jan Saturday, 01 August 2020 07:22 PM

    Is the president also aware of the significance of burying their loved ones instead of cremating? Why does the government not listen to the excellent Sri Lankan experts about watermanagement and geology? Forcing Muslims and Christians to cremate their loved ones is a crime against humanity.

    S.H.Moulana Saturday, 01 August 2020 10:06 PM

    Highly appreciates Mr President.

    Mohamed Saturday, 01 August 2020 10:58 PM

    Sri Lanka is the only country in the world where cremation is obligated. They use ignorance to set people up against Muslims

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