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As hundreds of millions across the globe celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, commemorating Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah, Muslim clerics in Lagos on Wednesday urged Nigerians to embrace love, peace and endurance.
In an interview with AN24TV, a top Islamic scholar, Alhaji Olawore Abulquadri stated that there’s a need for Nigerians to embrace love, peace and endurance in the practice of Islam.
He urged all Nigerians to embrace good deeds from Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Muhammed’s messages to the entire universe in their daily living.
Abulquadri added that helping others in time of need should be a priority for all Muslim faithfuls across the world.
Speaking on the policy of president Tinubu, Abulquadri stated, “The president is already working on the path of excellence which he promised Nigerians during his campaign. The president is passionate about the welfare of every citizen. That is service to humanity.”
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Another top Islamic Lecturer in Markaz Mosque, Alhaji Abdulateef Abanikanda also spoke on the importance of Eid-El-Kabir celebrations, according to him, “It is a time to show love to one another, a time to remember the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim paid for all.”
He further stated that the fear of God must be in everyone practising Islam.
He advised all Muslim faithfuls across the globe to embrace tolerance and endurance in the practice of Islam.
Speaking on the state of the nation and economy, Abanikanda urged president Tinubu never to disappoint Nigerians on the promises made during campaigns.
According to him, “This time, it is very important for our government to correct the present menace in our country, failure to do so is tantamount to the nation’s downfall.”
“All that it takes to make the economy of Nigeria better should be a major priority for the government”, he added.
Most of the Muslim brothers and sisters also expressed their gratitude to God for being part of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.
The annual festival, also referred to as Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca by countless devotees from around the world.
Eid-El-Kabir is celebrated yearly according to Islamic doctrine. It is one of the most celebrated festivals in Islam to show love and kindness to one another.
It is usually celebrated with prayers offered on the Eid ground, followed by the slaughter of goats, sheep and cattle.
It is celebrated globally, most especially in the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his life for God.