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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in perfect harmony

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in perfect harmony
Minister for Trade and Tourism Faizay Koya award Suva Muslim College year 13 student, Farhaan Khan with outstanding Performance in National HAMDNAAT competition 2017 in School on June 28, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
July 06
13:04 2017

The message of Eid-ul-Fitr is of love and peace.

And to better spread this message amongst the young ones, the management of Suva Muslim College celebrated the auspicious occasion on the Islamic calendar on Wednesday.

After a month of fasting, Ramadhan, Muslim brothers and sisters celebrated Eid on Monday after a successful sighting of the moon on Sunday.

The Eid-al-Fitr delicacy, Samai was made at homes together with varieties of sweets and food to share with friends and family.

Likewise, the management of Suva Muslim College distributed Samai and sweets to the children in school on Wednesday.

The occasion was graced by the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Land and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya who reiterated that Fiji had given respect to all religions and their beliefs.

He underlined the uniqueness of Fiji which was a multifaith nation and how people in the country came together to celebrate any religious functions.

“I strongly believe that religion can actually be a unifying force, a bridge between us all no matter what we believe,” Mr Koya said.

“That is because a sense of spirituality – a belief in something greater than us – is common to the overwhelming majority of Fijians, no matter what their religious background,” he added.

He urged the students to carry on with the message of love and peace in their daily lives.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar also joined the event.


Farhan recognised for
Outstanding ‘Naat’ performance

Young Farhan Afraz Khan enjoys learning about his religion and putting his learning into practice.

His message to all youths is to never forsake one’s own religion but learn from it and make time for it.

Farhan was recognised for his beautiful poem, ‘Islamic Hamd/Naat’ which he had performed during the month of Ramadhan (fasting).

His poems were aired on a radio station every morning to which an anonymous person decided to award him a trophy after he became the runner up of the National Hamd/Naat competition on radio.

He was awarded the trophy during the Eid-al-Fitr celebrations at Suva Muslim College on Wednesday where he is currently a Year 13 student.

He was first recognised for his beautiful poetry singing when he was in Year three.

“I represented my school during the month of Ramadhan and my first Naat was when I iwas in Class 3,” Farhan said.

“I am a guy with more of interest in religious activities and I keep other things balanced as well.

“I will continue to sing religious songs and as I graduate this year I look forward to accomplishing my career by the blessings of the God,” he said.

His message to the young generation was: “Don’t indulge yourself in harmful activities but take out time for God, your creator and equally spend time in making your career.”

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