Maulana Waffie Mohammed, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading Muslim religious leaders, issued the following message via email:
“May the spirit of the season bring peace and joy to every heart. It is recorded in the Bible the following: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.
May those who choose to celebrate, do so with honour and dignity, for after all, we are not animals, but representatives of the Merciful Lord on earth.
May we all be blessed.
Dr. Waffie Mohammed”