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For all Muslim brothers and sisters, Prophet Muhammad's noble birth is a sign of Muslim unity in Fiji.
07 Oct 2022 14:08
Peace Be Upon You
Usaidur Rhman (left), Mukarramah Uzhma, Raqeebah Ishrat and Ubaidur Rahman at the Samabula Jame Masjid in Suva, on October 6, 2022. Photo: Laiseana Nasiga

For all Muslim brothers and sisters, Prophet Muhammad’s noble birth is a sign of Muslim unity in Fiji.

This auspicious occasion celebrates diversity in faith, culture and ethnicities with a fundamental message of Islam, which fosters love, peace, tolerance and respect for all people.

 

Acting national president for the Fiji Muslim League, Basheer Ahmed, said Prophet Muhammad was the last Prophet sent  to teach humankind.

“Prophet Muhammad was, by far, a re­markable man and an exemplary icon whose teachings have laid valuable foun­dations for humanity,” he said.

“He preached a religion, founded a state, built a nation, laid down a moral code, initiated social reforms, established a dy­namic and powerful society to practice and represent his teachings.”

 

Samabula Jame Masjid Maulana Abdul Alim with Mufti Sher Khan and Mulfti Zaeem Zarib with Usaidur Rhman,Ubaidur Rahman, Raqeebah Ishrat and Mukarramah Uzhma. Photo: Laiseana Nasiga

Samabula Jame Masjid Maulana Abdul Alim with Mufti Sher Khan and Mulfti Zaeem Zarib with Usaidur Rhman,Ubaidur Rahman, Raqeebah Ishrat and Mukarramah Uzhma. Photo: Laiseana Nasiga

 

“Among other traits, he was also a faith­ful friend, a wonderful companion, a de­voted husband and a loving father.”

“Moreover, truthfulness and honesty were part of his disposition which earned him the name of “AL Amin”, which means “the honest one”.

“Prophet Muhammad was also an advo­cate of justice and equality and always emphasised that all members of society are equal. He was also notably generous, patient and steadfast. He was the epitome of humanity.”

 

Mr Ahmed said Prophet Muhammad was a man with a noble mission – and his unique mission was to unite humanity in the worship of God and to teach them the way to honest and upright living in accordance with the commands of the Al­mighty.

“He always described himself as a mes­senger and servant of God, and indeed every single action and movement of his life was according to the teachings of the Holy Quran,” he added.

“Throughout his life the Prophet prac­ticed such exemplary forgiveness and magnanimity that it has no parallel in hu­man history.”

 

“In his personal life, he never hit a wom­an or child, never scolded his servants, promoted emancipation of slaves, pro­tected the weak and never held a personal vendetta.”

He said the Holy Prophet Muhammad brought a message of peace, goodwill, love, compassion, humility and preached tolerance and understanding – virtues that we all need today.

 

“Islam is a religion of peaceful coexist­ence,” he said.

“It means complete submission to the will of God.

“Its golden principles have great ability to provide basic outline in solving worldly affairs and creating a peaceful, just and exemplary society.”

 

At this juncture, Mr Ahmed also paid tribute to the former national president of the Fiji Muslim League, Hafizud Dean Khan, who is no longer with us, for his vi­sionary leadership, foresight and sacrifice for the Muslim community in Fiji.

“He was the national president for a good 22 years throughout his 30-year service to the Fiji Muslim League,” he said.

 

“His legacy is visible on ground both in his capacity as the chairman of Hexa­gon Group of companies and as national president of the Fiji Muslim League as he spearheaded most of the development for the economic benefit of Fiji, Fijians and the Muslim Community.”

“May the almighty reward him for his good deeds.”

Story By: Shreeya Verma

Feedback: shreeya.verma@fijisun.com.fj

 



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