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Prime Minister Wishes Muslim Sisters And Brothers Peace and Happiness

In honour of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, I’d like to share a parting message he delivered during his final sermon, standing before his fellow pilgrims in the shadow of Mount
02 Nov 2020 12:07
Prime Minister Wishes Muslim Sisters And Brothers Peace and Happiness
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama during a school visit in the western division.

In honour of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, I’d like to share a parting message he delivered during his final sermon, standing before his fellow pilgrims in the shadow of Mount Arafat.

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab. A white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over white –– except by piety and good action.”

Some 1,400 years later, these words –– this spirit of inclusivity, of tolerance, and of equality –– transcend any one religion or system of belief, and can inspire Fijians of all faiths.

As Fiji celebrates 50 years of independence, and reflects on the many lessons of those years, one thing is certain: We are strongest when we recognise that no person has a God-given superiority over another. It is not our ethnicity, our background, or our creed that defines us. No –– only our good deeds, and our love for both God and our fellow Fijians, show our true character, as both individuals and as a nation.

I wish our Muslim sisters and brothers peace and happiness, on this day and every day after.



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