On this occasion, as Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, I wish them all success in building the righteous society he sought, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message for Milad Un Nabi which falls on the 10th Nov.
Prime Minister further stated that “Prophet Muhammad, who is described as the last messenger of God in Islam, was among the religious leaders who had a profound influence on humanity and he has dedicated his entire life to build a society based on peace, reconciliation and compassion”.
“His unwavering commitment in teaching his followers the importance of brotherhood, social harmony and charity in order to lead a blessed life is truly exemplary. His words and actions today guide the 1.8 billion adherents of Islam across the world”, he said.
Additionally, Prime Minister mentioned in the statement that, “Prophet Muhammad showed that living a virtuous life in accordance with God’s would lead to happiness. He believed that human society should be guided by the divine teachings and his own life was an example of how spirituality could overcome our baser instincts”.
Lastly, “I also urge them to collectively combat all forms of hatred and extremism so that his true teachings will prevail and I wish the Muslim community a happy Milad Un Nabi filled with divine blessings” he said.