PICTORIAL: Kaduna Christians, Muslims celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birth

Kaduna Christians, Muslims celebrate Prophet Muhammad's birth

As Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-el-Maulud on Saturday, some Christian clerics joined in the celebration in Kaduna State.

Eid-El-Maulud is a very special day in the Islamic Calendar as it commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

According to The PUNCH, no fewer than 30 Pastors on Saturday at the event which was held at the main bowl of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in the State.

The General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Kaduna, Pastor Yohana Buru, who led other Pastors to the gathering remarked that the Maulud celebration was a great chance for Muslims and Christians to get together and share in fellowship, dialogue, and goodwill messages.

He said that this will help bring people together and promote stability in the country.

He also congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad, who’s also the spiritual leader of Nigeria Muslims, Shi’ite leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi as well as Khalifa Sanusi, Lamido Sanusi, who’s the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect, on the occasion of the Maulud celebration.

He stated that the Christian clerics were there at the stadium to celebrate with their Muslim brothers in order to develop a better way of peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance among devotees of both faiths.

Buru said, “we are here (in the stadium) to also strengthen the good relationships between the followers of the two dominant religions(Islam and Christianity).

“We want to find better ways of promoting peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance among the adherents of the different faiths.

“We must remember that we are created by one God, and we are the children of Adam and Eve, and we both have our holy scriptures (Bible and Qur’an) from One God which guided us on how to live in peace and harmony with each other.”

He expressed concern over “the daily bloodshed, banditry, kidnapping, is affecting the Northern region badly in terms of access to education, agriculture, economy, tourism, sport, entertainment and all sectors of human development” as well as the growing security issues plaguing the nation, particularly in the north.

The cleric urged Muslims and Christians to sincerely pray for all security personnel in order to help them overcome the nation’s current security issues.