Eid-el-Kabir: Pray for Nigeria, Lagos council of Imams urges muslims
The Council of Imams of the Lagos State House of Assembly Muslim Community has urged Muslims to imbibe culture of forgiveness, peace and love and fervently pray for Nigeria to sustain its democracy.
According to Tribune, the Council made this disclosure in its speech to celebrate 2023 Eid-El-Kabir..
The Council’s lead Imam, Abdushshakur Adeleke Osoala, observed that Nigerians need peace, prayers that would restore the past glory of the country.
The council cited the importance of ‘Idul Adha which is one of the two festivals in Islam, adding that it is an occasion to celebrate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, in submission to Allah’s command.
The essence of celebrating ‘Idul Adha is to imitate the sacrifice done by Prophet Ibrahim. He was instructed by God to sacrifice his son, Ismail, he obeyed and did not argue with God.
The council also pointed out the types of animals that it’s used for the celebration which include ram, cow, and carmel amongst others.
The council, meanwhile, took the advantage of period o celebrate one of the Imams, Alhaji Abdulqadir Oludotun Omoyele who was recently appointed as the chief of staff to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa which took effect last week.