By Ismail Abdulaziz
President Bola Tinubu has urged the Muslims to use the period of Eid-el-Maulud celebration for deep introspection and fervent prayers for the country.
The President made the call in a statement on Tuesday by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja.
The President, while congratulating Muslims in Nigeria and beyond on this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration, urged them to live by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“Adherents should make deliberate efforts to adhere to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
“There are great lessons of devotion, perseverance, tolerance, humility and selflessness that we can all learn from the life of the Prophet,” the President said.
Tinubu urged religious leaders to use the period to pray for the country and to admonish their followers to take the appropriate lessons from Prophet Muhammad’s life in their commitment to the country.
“Nigeria has arrived at an important juncture.
“While the government is taking all necessary measures to make the country secure and economically viable, we need the full support of the citizenry in the form of patriotism, patience, and prayers.
“The light is certainly bright at the end of the tunnel,” he said.
The President also urged Muslims celebrating the Maulud festival to extend their hand of fellowship to the needy and vulnerable in the spirit of the season while praying for the country and her leaders at all levels.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Maulud, also known as Eid-el-Maulud Nabiy, is the Islamic observation of the day when the Prophet Muhammad was born.
It is commemorated in Rabi’ al-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar and Muslims commemorate this day by sending blessings to Prophet Muhammad with recitations of praises and blessings. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Isaac Aregbesola