Eid-Ul-Fitr, an important date in Islamic calendar - President
"I am pleased to send this message of greetings to the devotees of
Islam as they celebrate the festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr, states President
Mahinda Rajapaksa in an Eid-Ul-Fitr message.
The message: "On this important date in the Islamic calendar, the
Muslim community of Sri Lanka, together with their brothers in faith the
world over, marks the completion of the period of fasting and religious
practice which is the most significant of the annual traditions of
It is the time of rejoicing at the end of a holy month of strict
religious observances, strengthening spiritual life, through prayer and
sacrifice in keeping with the teaching of the Holy Quran and the Holy
"The Muslims of Sri Lanka will be glad for the opportunity to carry
out the religious observances of the past month in the peace that
prevails in our country, as they live in harmony with all other
communities to whom this country is motherland.
"This is an occasion to recall the contributions made by the Muslim
community for the progress of Sri Lanka, in a culture of harmony and
understanding, and to look forward to its continued participation in
activities for the progress of Sri Lanka.
"I wish all followers of Islam in Sri Lanka a happy Eid-Ul-Fitr.
'Fasting paves way to pious, prosperous life'
D M Jayaratne
With devotion in mind, I send this message of felicitation on the day
of Eid-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival), the Day of Equality being celebrated
to mark the month of the manifestation of Holy Quran, the blessed
that shows the way for a peaceful living among Islamic devotees with
equality and co-existence, states Prime Minister D M Jayaratne in a
The message adds: "At this noble event it should be borne in mind
that Nabi Mohammed (Sal) has said that nobody in society shall starve on
the day of Ramazan, that begins after accomplishment of the ritual, the
seeing of the New Moon on having observed one month long fasting.
"My personal point of belief is that the ritual of fasting that paves
way to a pious and prosperous life is not a mere observance carried out
obeying Almighty Aliah's Orders, but also it should be made use of as a
cultural bridge that nurtures goodwill among all nations.
"At a time where a tranquil environment has been established in the
country, to live in peace and co-existence, under the brave leadership
of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, being Islamic devotees, there is a big
role of responsibility upon you as Sri Lankans.
"So, it is my sincere hope that you may all have power and courage
towards achieving the worthy cause of strengthening the wall of
co-existence among us".
Ramazan marks festival of charity -Senior Minister A H M Fowzie
Muslims throughout the world celebrate the festival of Charity on
Ramazan day following the completion of fasting for one month as
ordained by Allah. They stand purified in their soul and body, as they
underwent a series of disciplinary process of controlling the self, said
Senior Minister for Urban Affairs A H M Fowzie issuing a Ramazan Day
The message: For a Muslim, fasting is not complete by starving from
dawn to dusk alone. He should avoid all sinful acts. He should personify
himself with noble qualities of forgiveness, patience, tolerance,
generosity and inclination towards humanitarian deeds.
On completion of the fast, the Muslims have reaped rich dividends
from Allah that should make us more strong in accomplishing our task in
society. Our main task ahead of us is to achieve national peace where it
will create an environment that people of all communities will be
ensured sufficient safeguards to their life, property, dignity, and
honour, besides facilitating the fulfillment of their needs and
altruism - Sri Lanka Islamic Centre chairman
On Ramazan Day, It is obligatory for the Muslims before going to the
Masjid to offer Eid Prayers to give at least food or any form of grains
to the less fortunate brothers in the community, said Sri Lanka Islamic
Centre Chairman, former speaker of Parliament and Co-chairman of the
Forum on Unity, Amity and Understanding M H Mohamed.
Issuing a Ramazan message, he said: We must practice altruism
preached in Islam in our day to day life even to win the hearts of the
other communities living among us. At a time when disharmony in
communities are reaped in the political system if we practice the Sunnah
of Rasoolulah, we can get over these issue facing the Muslim Ummah. We
also should ponder on this day the suffering the Muslims are undergoing
in many countries under the influence of ruthless leaders. Our prayers
should be with them to ease their suffering.
fasting deepens humanity - MP A H M Azwer
Muslims all over the globe celebrate Id-Ul-Fitr on Ramazan Day after
a month-long dawn to dusk fast in the ninth month of Ramazan. Ramazan,
inter alia, is a remembrance of the revelation of the first five lines
of Al-Qur'an, such revelation continuing for over two decades, and
concluding before the demise of Prophet Muhammad, said Parliamentarian A
H M Azwer issuing a Ramazan message.
The message: The period of fasting completely transforms one's daily
routine; a strict discipline which puts the brakes on one's physical
needs, bringing about an inner awareness and humility in one's psyche
and prepares one to face life afresh with a sense of subdued piety in
the year ahead.
In this multi-ethnic society, the Muslim community has established
itself as a strong catalyst within the majority community and the
minorities, bringing about a blend of harmony and tranquility in this
isle, which is now at peace and on the road to development.
It was remarkable to observe a new phenomenon overtaking the
landscape of Sri Lanka during this month of Ramazan. Azan - the call to
prayer, was sounded from the portals of Temple Trees at the Ifthar
ceremony extended to the Muslim community by the Head of State,
President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
marks harmonious living - Deputy Minister Hizbullah
“We are celebrating a happy Ramazan, having abide by the rules and
regulations of Almighty Allah, ending our fasting during this Holy month
of Ramazan”, said Child Development and Womens's Affairs Deputy Minister
M L A M Hizbullah issuing a Ramazan Day message.
Prophet Sallalah Alahivassalam left behind two things. One is Allah's
Holy “Quran” and other the is lifestyle of Prophet Mohamed. He said,
whoever, live according to these two things would never at all go astray
from the right path. We confront several sufferings and troubles
whenever we do not follow these two faiths. We need not fear if we live
with the strong belief that Allah is always with us.
Allah showed us a good path to live in peace and harmony with all
communities without fear.