Youman Nabi 2014 message from First Lady, Deolatchmee Ramotar
I am pleased to extend to all Guyana but especially to all Muslim Brothers and Sisters, joyous and holy greetings on the occasion of Youman Nabi. On this special day, a public holiday in our country, Muslims commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (On Whom Be Peace).
The Holy Prophet (On Whom Be Peace) holds a revered and reserved place in the lives and consciences of Muslims. His teachings and his example continue to inspire and direct the lives of all believers.
The rapid growth of Islam in recent times attest to the continued relevance of the teachings of this great religion and the tremendous impact the Holy Prophet Mohammed has had in distilling its truths and virtues to humanity.
As Muslims throughout Guyana observe the Youman Nabi- The day of the Prophet- I wish to encourage them to reflect deeply and profoundly on his teachings and on example of his life, the quintessence of which is engraved with courage, humility, kindness and absolute and unconditional devotion to Allah.
May we all take example from the life of the Holy Prophet! May we all aspire to live our own lives with the same wholesome submission and obedience to God as did the Prophet Mohamed (On Whom Be Peace).
IAC Youman Nabi Message
The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) wishes to extend greetings to all Guyanese especially those who are adherents of Islam, on the occasion of Youman Nabi, a national holiday, which commemorates the birth of (and the death) the Holy Prophet Muhammad (On Whom Be Peace).
The IAC recognises that followers of Islam were present in this country since the days of slavery, as many of the enslaved Africans were Muslims.
The IAC also recognises that new influx of Muslims to this occurred during the period of indentureship, as approximately one out of every five East Indian immigrants was a follower of the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Whom Peace Be Upon).
The IAC calls upon all Guyanese to remember the moral pathways outlined by the Holy Phophet Muhammad (Whom Peace Be Upon) in which he called upon all mankind to the way of peace and to the belief in supreme being, and thus reminded them of the importance of principles such as faith, repentance, honesty, simplicity, equality and concerned for the dispossessed and the poor.
The IAC, in this significant commemoration of one who arguably is the greatest human who ever lived and who preached the value of love, sacrifice and compassion, to be positively influenced, so that our every day interactions with each other, irrespective of Ethnic religious and class origins.
The IAC is therefore pleased to join with Muslims here and worldwide to observe this auspicious day, and urge that special prayers be offered for peace, so that our country can move forward with prosperity.
PNCR message on the occasion on Youman Nabi
The People’s National Congress Reform extends Youman Nabi Greetings not only to our Muslim brothers and sisters but to all Guyanese.
Youman Nabi or Mawlid al-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad, fixed at the 12th day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal in the Muslim calendar, is a celebration of the Birth Anniversary of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. The day is marked by sermons, recitation of litanies, honouring of religious dignitaries, gift giving, and a feast. The occasion also serves as a reminder that whatever trials and tribulations we face, the prophet of God faced even greater and yet he never allowed anger and hatred to determine his actions.
The Party takes particular note of the fact that the Holy Prophet Muhammed has left a legacy of a religion that is universal in scope and purpose, which promotes an end to human suffering, disease and poverty. More particularly this legacy is consistent with the promotion of peace and harmony in our country and the rest of the world.
This legacy is important not only for the spiritual development of this nation but also for its commitment to ending disease, poverty and backwardness and the promotion of harmony in Guyana. Guyanese can benefit from this legacy by using it as an instrument not only for the promotion of understanding among our various ethnic groups but also and more importantly for bringing a healing touch to the dilemmas and challenges which afflict the nation at the present time. The PNCR is referring in particular to the spiraling drug culture, the scourge of violence and the spate of brutal murders, a situation which has scarred the social landscape and has earned us a certain degree of regional and international disrepute.
The PNCR, therefore, wishes to suggest to the nation that as we reflect on the significance of the birth of the Holy Prophet we take to heart the message and lessons of the doctrines of this great religion and use them as important instruments for improving our society in such a way that we can begin to see the end of the vicious cycle of violence and witness the creations of conditions for racial harmony, peace and the real development in Guyana.
PPP Youman Nabi Greetings
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) extends Younam Nabi Greetings to the entire Muslim community in Guyana.
Youman Nabi is celebrated throughout the Muslim world in observance of the birth and death anniversary of the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) who is regarded by Muslims as the last and final prophet of God.
This is indeed a good occasion to reflect on the life and teachings of the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) who continue to inspire millions of people throughout the world.
There can be no doubt that not only Muslims but humanity as a whole have benefited from the great teachings of the Prophet with his universal message of peace and brotherhood.
As we reflect on this significant occasion we can take pride in the fact that we in Guyana enjoy religious tolerance and complete freedom of worship which cannot be said of several countries in the world where there is religious persecution and harassment of those who embrace religious beliefs that is different from what is considered dominant.
The PPP calls on all Guyanese to embrace the virtues of peace, unity and brotherhood which is central to the teachings and beliefs of the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH).
Once again, happy Younam Nabi greetings to all our Muslim brothers and sisters.