October 17, 2021
Peace, inclusivity, tolerance and ethical conduct
As Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammed preached peace, inclusivity, tolerance and ethical conduct, and we must reflect on his teachings, said National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad.
Professor Prasad made the comment while wishing Fiji’s Muslim community blessed celebrations as it observes the Birthday of the founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad.
The NFP Leader said principles of social, ethical, moral and religious conduct are the bedrock of social, economic and political advancement.
“As leaders we must acknowledge the significant contributions made to our country by all religious groups, in the areas of education and spiritual and community life.
“This is the basis for lasting peace, harmony and tolerance. It is also vitally important for inclusivity, equality, dignity and justice”.
“In 1974, Mr Koya, as NFP and Leader of the Opposition, negotiated with the then Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, for public holidays for the celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday and Diwali. This was bipartisanship in the national interest”.
“We once again wish our Muslim community a blessed celebration of their Prophet’s Birthday in our multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation”.