THE celebration of Prophet Mohammed's birthday on Monday served to remind people of their roles and responsibilities, firstly to themselves and then to society at large, says Pandit Bhuwan Dutt.
He spoke on Prophet Mohammed's personality and character at celebrations at the Fazal e Umar Mosque in Samabula.
"Amongst all of his qualities, the one that strikes me the most was his unwavering trust and faith in the creator God," Pandit Dutt said.
"In fact, that is the underlying strength of the holy Prophet Mohammed which made him what he was.
"He did not fear anyone, nor did he favour anyone, not only because he was righteous person but also because he knew very well that God was with him all the time and there is no one above God.
"Drawing on from the personality and character of the holy prophet, there are a huge number of lessons that should be learnt from his life and practised today."
Pandit Dutt said if a person accepted and practised in his or her life one of the qualities such as truth, then he or she would open the way to become a better person.
"The prophet had a pleasant sense of humour, he used to joke with children to amuse them with light talk and his humour would not hurt anyone," he said.
"The prophet was a man of strict and absolute justice, however, his justice was complemented with a balancing sense of kindness.
"His other great quality was that he showed no favouritism in dispensing justice, irrespective of who the person involved was."
He said Prophet Mohammed, in giving a decision on issues between persons of different faiths such as between a Jew and a Muslim, remained completely impartial and followed the path of truth.