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Methodists, Opposition congratulate Muslims on Eid celebration

Muslims all over the country are celebrating Eid today after a month of fasting. The Fiji Muslim League National President Haji Hazifud Dean Khan said Eid is not just about eating sweets but also about sharing happiness. KHAN: “Ramadhan is also a time of self reflection and devoting themselves to worship and pray to Allah, […]

Salote Qalubau

July 6, 2016 8:15 am

Muslims all over the country are celebrating Eid today after a month of fasting.

The Fiji Muslim League National President Haji Hazifud Dean Khan said Eid is not just about eating sweets but also about sharing happiness.

KHAN: “Ramadhan is also a time of self reflection and devoting themselves to worship and pray to Allah, the month long fasting ends with the festival Eid-ul-fitr that symbolizes a reward for their fasting.

Khan said like other festivals Eid is also observed with great enthusiasm and is a day of blessing and peace to reflect and ponder and a day to celebrate together.

KHAN: “The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr is no doubt perks up the spirit inherent in all the festivity. The significance of this festival is also interpreted as a good time to bring people together in harmony and gratitude.”

“On behalf of the Fiji Muslim League, I am delighted to convey our sincere and warmest wishes to the people of Fiji.”

The Leader of Opposition Ro Teimumu Kepa in a statement said Eid is a time where a sense of generosity and gratitude colours these celebrations.

KEPA: “I wish to extend to our Muslim brothers and sister throughout Fiji a happy and peaceful Eid!”

Hon. Ro Teimumu said that Eid is a significant celebration in the Islamic calendar where they mark the end of a month-long fast of Ramadan.

KEPA: “I wish all Muslims in Fiji a blessed Eid Mubarak!”

Meanwhile, the Methodist Church of Fiji’s General Secretary, Reverend Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa conveyed his wishes to the Muslim community.

The General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Rev. Dr. Epineri Vakadewavosa. (Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma)
The General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Rev. Dr. Epineri Vakadewavosa. (Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma)

VAKADEWAVOSA: “Opportunities such as Eid, Diwali and Christmas allow us to look at the positive elements of faith communities, which are for the most clouded by the negative actions of small but loud groups such as religious fundamentalists and those who manipulate religious scripture to suit their political or personal agenda.”

He also congratulated the Muslim community and that we are all encouraged by their commitment and faith.

VAKADEWAVOSA: “I congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters for their spiritual discipline during Ramadhan. We are all encouraged, by their commitment to their faith, to be committed in our own walk with God. As fellow citizens of Fiji and as God’s children we wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a joyful time of celebrations for Eid.”

People visit friends and families during Eid to wish them luck for the New Year in the Muslim Calendar and is also celebrated with different types of sweets and food.

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