Muslims in SL show their love for their country: Heartening says Ali Sabry on Holy Prophet’s Birthday
Minister of Justice, President’s Counsel Ali Sabry said it is heartening to see that Muslims in Sri Lanka have shown their love for their country and the other communities despite attempts by a few extremist elements to damage the bond between Muslims and other communities, in recent times.
Issuing a message for the Milad-Un- Nabi, he also said “Muslims across the world celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) Birthday today during this month of Rabi Al-Awwal. It is a date for reflection, and for the reverence, and love that more than a billion Muslims share for their ‘last and final messenger, a guide and light for all humanity till eternity’ as is written in the Holy Quran.”
Adding Muslims in Sri Lanka trace their roots back to the 7th century; Sabry said, they form an inherent part of the fabric that is the culture and heritage of Sri Lanka. They have lived as brothers and sisters with all the communities of our country for over a thousand years, and have a unique Sri Lankan identity which is found nowhere else in the world, he opined.
He even said at a time when Sri Lanka is going through an unprecedented and challenging time, there is much to learn from Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) way of life. He said these lessons are important now more than ever, is when all must work together to uplift humanity and our nation in these testing times.