Youman Nabi greetings

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A message from the People’s Progressive Party on the occasion of Youman Nabi 2021

On the occasion of Youman Nabi, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wishes to extend greetings and best wishes to all Guyanese, more particularly, our brothers and sisters of the Muslim communities both here in Guyana and overseas.

Youman Nabi is a very sacred occasion to Muslims across the world since it marks both the birth and death anniversaries of Islam’s Holy Prophet Mohammad. Its observance allows for worship and reflection on his exemplary life and inspiring teachings.

The messages that are associated with Youman Nabi, offer guidance to all of mankind and are invaluable to the realisation of universal peace and togetherness thereby enabling opportunities for forgiveness.

Youman Nabi, like other national observances, is invaluable to the promotion of unity through participation and increases the potential for the building of tolerance which is vital to the realisation of national harmony.

This will take a collective effort and will redound positively for our country.

Cognisant of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (OHBP), the PPP also believes that the occasion of Youman Nabi allows for the renewal of mindsets to follow the path of virtue and peace as epitomised in the religion of Islam.

All are therefore urged to use the occasion for meaningful reflection, for spiritual advancement and to heed the many lessons of humility, contentment, respect and love among mankind.

Our Party is also aware of the impact the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has on events associated with national observances. The Party is confident that, despite the challenges, the spirit and significance that Youman Nabi embodies will remain vibrant and relevant to our personal and collective development.

Once again, best wishes.

People’s Progressive Party

APNU+AFC Coalition extends best wishes on Youman Nabi

On the occasion of Youman Nabi, also known as Mawlid al-Nabi, Muslims here in Guyana and around the world gather in groups in masjids and other places to reflect on the life and the tremendous work of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is known as the final messenger of Islam.

During the activities that portray this reflection, we commemorate the birth anniversary of this noble personality, who has been described as a mercy to mankind.

On this auspicious occasion, as we remember Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is recognised and accepted as being fair, truthful, kind, patient, trustworthy, and generous among other great qualities, we encourage you to emulate the attributes of his character that will lead us to a unified and harmonious Guyana.

The APNU+AFC Coalition recognises the contributions of this noble prophet of Islam especially as he encouraged mankind to practice enjoining good and forbidding that which is wrong.

These were the qualities that empowered Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to fight for and represent the oppressed people, he bestowed a place of honour for women and girls in the society as he ensured that all cruelty and exploitation on them were abolished.

He was a champion against social injustices; such as racism and discrimination as he taught everyone around him that the religion of Islam recognises and appreciates the diversities of all mankind.

The APNU+AFC Coalition takes this opportunity to call on all Guyanese, as we reflect on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) let us use the practices of his life and demand justice for our people so that we can exemplify our motto One People, One Nation, One Destiny.

Today, as we commemorate the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the APNU+AFC Coalition extends best wishes to all Guyanese here and in the diaspora especially our Muslim brothers and sister and to encourage each one of us to be our brothers and sisters’ keepers as we strive for a united and harmonious Guyana.

May the Guidance of Almighty God be with us all.

IAC Youman Nabi Message 2021

The Indian Action 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 (Whom Peace Be Upon).

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 influxes 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 Prophet 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 everyday 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.

Happy Youman Nabi from the IAC.

Message from the Ethnic Relations Committee

The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), extends greetings to all Guyanese, particularly the Muslim community, in observance of Youman Nabi; the birth and death anniversary of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The Commission notes that the observance marks another auspicious occasion accorded equal public holiday status given to other festivals of the major religions in the country.

The ERC overwhelmingly supports continued preservation of the country’s religious diversity and urges reflection by all Guyanese on the significance of Youman Nabi.

The Holy Quran refers to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a mercy to mankind and the ERC supports the teachings of the Holy Prophet; they embrace love and respect for each other to reform mankind’s behaviour and the acceptance of God and his commandments.

Youman Nabi serves to reinforce those teachings today among Muslims and all Guyanese which, centuries later remain relevant and continue to be a meaningful guide to all.

The ERC is certain that in heeding those lessons, all Guyanese will be better positioned to foster unity and harmony.

The Commission reminds once more of taking the necessary steps to remain safe from COVID-19 during this national observance.

GAWU Youman Nabi message 2021

It is now beyond repute – and dispute – that the Islamic Prophet Mohamed, On Whom Be Peace (OWBP), is one of mankind’s most seminal and life-changing figures contributed to this world as we know it.

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) salutes Guyana’s Muslim community, including hundreds of its own members, on the occasion of the Birth of their Prophet – Youman Nabi.

The celebration of a birth is always tinged with joy of hope, new beginnings, fresh starts and the advent of things to come. However, it is what actually transpires after a birth – that period until death – that we must concern ourselves with.

The history of the Prophecy’s birthday is traced to around AD 570. First, observed during the thirteenth century, the earliest Muslims used up one whole month to do this.

Later, it was the sound teachings and admonitions of Islam’s Founder which scholars and the faithful study to meaningfully observe his momentous birth.

GAWU embraces the teachings of the Prophet (OWBP) with respect to the search for personal and universal peace. Recent conflicts illustrate that even the powerful cannot win hearts and minds, cannot change people’s preferences with the force of guns and bombs.

As the Prophet (OWBP) teaches, humility and peaceful engagement is the way to understanding and mutual respect. If there is one precept the followers of Islam can perpetuate it is the pathway to peace.

GAWU invites Guyanese Muslims to both disseminate and implement messages and techniques of peace.

If peace is promoted and achieved – from the political and constitutional to the local and national – everything else our society needs can fall into place – increased production, security, investment, national well-being.

May the celebration and worship on this glorious birth anniversary be used to engender and maintain Guyanese peace.

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