Eradicate dark clouds
Saturday, August 11 2012
THE EDITOR: The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr is indeed a very delightful and unique occasion in the lives of all Muslims, more particularly those of the younger generation.
It is a time for both young and old to join hands together for peace, virtue and happiness. The month of Ramadan is the month of fasting during which period evil deeds, evil thoughts and evil actions are eschewed.
It is a month of goodwill and cheer, for communion with God; a month for purging oneself of all forms of evil. To all those brethren who have fasted during the preceding 30 days and are today rejoicing in the knowledge of having lived up to the commands and wishes of Allah, I convey my sincerest wishes for their religious fulfilment, for there is no wealth greater than the wealth of the achievement of religious ideals.
On this day of rejoicing, let us not forget the less fortunate ones in our community for we owe a sacred duty to them in sharing whatever we may possess.
We must always witness carefully the numerous problems of our society and now is the time when we should evaluate the problems which are evident in the general trend towards religion and a decline in moral virtues.
We must endeavour to eradicate the dark clouds of fear, hate and prejudice brought about by manís insatiable appetite for superiority in one form or the other.
We need to focus our attention on the escalating crime wave that is destroying our liberty and peace of mind and government must be supported in their effort to eradicate this social menace.
Finally, I ask that the bonds of friendship and harmonious relationships that exist among our many ethnic groupings be further concreted with deep love and concerns for one another and to continue to aspire to high moral standards, develop good conduct and character and continually remember the Supreme God and love and worship Him.
NANAN B BHAGWANDEEN
Indian Recognition Movement of Trinidad and Tobago