The National Federation Party has wished Fiji’s Muslim community blessed celebrations as it observes the Birthday of founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad.
In a statement, NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad says it is pleasing to see the Muslim community confirming to the Prophet’s principles, particularly his social and religious teachings.
He says prophet Muhammad’s political principles are also admirable as he espoused peace, harmony and tolerance.
Prasad says indeed, the importance of the observance of the Prophet’s Birthday to be marked with a national public holiday can be rightfully credited to former NFP Leader Siddiq Moidin Koya, who in 1974 negotiated with the then Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara for public holidays for the celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday and Diwali.
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