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‘Foster love and fellowship among people’

Today, Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival of charity. This day marks the completion of a month of fasting by Muslims as ordained by Allah. Fasting has revived our body and soul and kindled our feelings of kindness for the less-privileged.

Ramazan has been a month for forgiveness, patience, generosity and humanitarian deeds. In Ramazan, Allah grants forgiveness to those who repent for their sins and seek his forgiveness, Above all, it is a month to seek protection, guidance, strength and support of Allah towards peaceful life and the successful attainments of our goals. Unfailingly, Allah grants our pleas if we ask for it with true piety and purity of heart.

The task ahead of us is to cooperate with the efforts of the government to create a prosperous Sri Lanka to ensure people of all communities are facilitated to get their needs and aspirations fulfilled.

As far as Sri Lankan Muslims are concerned, I am happy that they are a disciplined community conducting themselves according to the teachings of Islam.

In doing so they pay due respect to other religions and take enough care not to hurt the susceptibilities of fellow citizens in the country.

As responsible citizens co-existing peacefully, they play active role in society and contribute their share to social, cultural, economic, political development of the country. They have been also most reasonable and considerate in their dealings with other communities to the extent that even on occasions of communal frictions they have restrained themselves against serious provocations.

On this day of Eid-ul-Fitr, I appeal to the Muslims of Sri Lanka that they should resolve to dedicate themselves to meet the challenges of the future and strive hard for the prosperity of our country and also to foster love and fellowship among all people in the country. I convey my sincere greetings to all my Muslim brothers and sisters. Eid Mubarak. A.H.M. Fowzie, MP



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