President Ibrahim Mohamed on Saturday stated that one of the most valuable lessons derived from the life of Prophet Muhammad Rasūl Allāh Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (SAW) is to be accepting of each other’s’ difference and to coexist in harmony with strong fraternal bonds.
The President made this remark in his written statement to the nation on the occasion of Eid Milad ul-Nabi, the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
In his address, the President stated that the reason Muslims celebrate Eid Milad ul-Nabi is to remind ourselves of the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) so that we can bless our lives in this world and the hereafter.
He emphasised the strong ties that have existed amongst Muslim communities for centuries, and attributed the Islamic empire’s past successes to the unity of Muslims and their acceptance of other cultures.
In his address, the President also reflected on how Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) promoted unity and urged Maldivians to make positive changes in their lives as we celebrate this auspicious occasion each year.
He also encouraged all Muslims to be virtuous and to apply the tenets of Islam that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) demonstrated in their daily lives.
[Source: President’s Office]