Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a message said that Hajj Festival is celebrated in a true spirit of fellowship among Muslims all over the world, gave us great insights into the need for reconciliation and unity.
He said the examples given by Islam are so relevant for today.
Full text of the message is as follows:
The Hajj Festival celebrated in a true spirit of fellowship among Muslims all over the world, gives us great insights into the need for reconciliation and unity. It signifies an important milestone in the spiritual life of every Muslim.
Islam teaches its followers to cast aside petty differences among the faithful, to share one’s resources with the less privileged and to live in harmony with one another. This is an excellent example for us all, a powerful inspiration that is so relevant for the times we live in.
The Hajj Festival is a sacred occasion for the Muslim community as they come together to worship and engage in a pilgrimage that marks the most important part of their religious journey; one undertaken in deep reverence, sans all pretences.
May you have a blessed Eid Mubarak.