PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has called on religious leaders and the public to continue upholding the national peace, unity, love and harmony for the national development.
He made the statement while speaking at EidAl Adha Baraza in Ilala, Dar es Salaam, yesterday adding: "We should continue holding prayers for ourselves, our nation and those who have passed on. All Tanzanians should bear in mind that they have a crucial role to play on national peace promotion." Seconding his message, Mufti of Tanzania Sheikh Aboubakar Zubeir said peace, unity and harmony are basis for national development.
Sheikh Zubeir noted that once Tanzanians also observe proper morals and remain ethical in their daily activities, peace will easily come in their midst.
"All these should go together with praying hard for the Almighty God to continue pouring his blessings and securing the world from calamities," he said.
On his part, the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (Bakwata) Secretary General, Mr Nuhu Mruma urged the public, especially Muslims to celebrate the day peaceful.
"We are emphasizing on this knowing that peace plays a crucial role in building a better life. This has also been cited in the holy book of Quran," he pointed out.
Equally, he reminded the public on the importance of working hard, saying the move would help to improve the economy, raise individual's livelihood and lead to national development.
"By doing so, we will be supporting the government in its dedicated efforts to improve service delivery to the people in urban and rural areas," he added.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called on all Muslims globally to continue praying for their nations. He made the appeal, when delivering his message towards the end of Hajj pilgrimage.
The Muslim leader said that the grief in the hearts of Muslims, who are eager to participate in the visit of the House of Allah but derailed by Covid-19, was a temporary test.
However, he stressed on the urgency of not to ignore the pilgrimage message. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son, Ismael, making Muslims around the world observe it.