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Call for peace and unity

Maciu Malo
Monday, January 13, 2014

UNITY and peace are important for people of Fiji to move the country forward.

This was the message from London-based priest Moulana Zainul Aqthab Siddiqi while speaking to the members of Ma'unatul Islam Association of Fiji during the Jashne Eid Miladun Nabi at the Lautoka mosque yesterday.

He said the annual Prophet Mohammad's birthday symbolised peace for all irrespective of culture, creed, ethnicity or religion.

Mr Siddiqi said the main message to be delivered during the special occasion was for all people in Fiji to unite.

"The day is not only for the Muslims to celebrate but most importantly for all the people of Fiji to unite," he said.

"Unity comes with respect and peace and it is therefore significant for the nation to unite for a good cause.

"It is important for the people to live in harmony."

Hundreds of Muslims in Lautoka attended the celebration and shared the spirit of unity and peace.

Mr Siddiqi said he had visited South Africa, Canada, Europe and the US spreading the gospel of Prophet Mohammed for a number of years.

This is the 18th year he has come to Fiji.

Meanwhile, at Maururu Mosque in Ba hundreds also converged to mark the annual occasion.

The Isha-Athul Islam Academy in conjunction with Ulama-e-ahle-Sunnat Fiji hosted a first-ever International Eid Miladun Nabi (Prophet Muhammad's birthday celebrations).

Guest speakers included Islamic scholars from Singapore, the US and Pakistan.








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