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Everyone should be treated equally

October 19, 2021 8:08 am
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum speaking during the Prophet Muhammed’s birthday celebration in Lautoka last night [Source: Fijian Government]

The Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum stresses that people should treat each other equally.

Speaking during the Prophet Muhammed’s birthday celebration in Lautoka last night, Sayed-Khaiyum says regardless of race, sex, social status, disability or religion we are all one.

Sayed-Khaiyum told those present last night, that the Islamic teaching does not tell us to discriminate anyone.

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“I have people come and ask me who have seen me pray in the masjid, you come you standing next to somebody, you don’t have a special spot for you, I said no we don’t have that. I come late I’m in the back, I come a bit early, I’m there. Somebody praying, he maybe a banker, a cleaner, a minister, an alim or a teacher that’s the beauty of it.”

Sayed-Khaiyum says that no one is superior highlighting that in the US, there’s a “Black Lives Matter campaign” which has sprung up due to people having problems with other ethnic groups.

Sayed-Khaiyum adds that people are treated differently because of their social status.

He says this is not what the Muslim religion teaches.

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