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Muslims Here Best: Cawaki

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Joeli Cawaki has applauded the efforts of Muslims in Fiji for their contribution towards nation building and for believing in equality and harmony. Mr Cawaki
19 Jan 2015 10:40
Muslims Here Best: Cawaki
Muslims celebrate Milad-un-Nabi at Govind Park in Ba yesterday. Photo: Sheik Dean

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Joeli Cawaki has applauded the efforts of Muslims in Fiji for their contribution towards nation building and for believing in equality and harmony.

Mr Cawaki said this during the International Milad-un-Nabi celebrations organised by the Ulama-E-Ahle Sunnat Fiji at Govind Park in Ba yesterday.

“As a Christian I have been able to do some basic research about Prophet Muhammad and I have been pleased to note the similarities between Christianity and Muslims,” Mr Cawaki said.

“In the current world we live in, we note that there has been a lot of adverse publicity about Islam and Muslims which is indeed very sad.

“However, I am very proud to say that Muslims of Fiji are very peaceful people and they have become good assets of this nation and generally good law-abiding citizens.”

Mr Cawaki said his research showed that Prophet Muhammad was able to communicate with the angel Gabriel and pass the word of God about many issues which Christians could also relate to through the Bible.

“Many know through Prophet Muhammad’s message that Islam also believe that before judgement day, Jesus will return before to give the final message for the people of the world that all are to prepare and be measured in front of the God Almighty.

“Further, it was through Prophet Muhammad that we confirm that prophets like Abraham which you call Ibrahim, Moses which you call Musa, and Jacob which you call Yakub and many other prophets have been mentioned by your beloved Prophet in spreading the word of God.

“In your Prophet’s time, eradication of slavery, basic rights for human beings and general welfare for one and all, can now in this modern day, be seen through the United Nations declarations.

More than 1000, women, children and men witnessed the celebration which commemorated the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (SAW)), which is celebrated during the month of Rabi-Ul-Awal in the Islamic calendar.

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