Celebrating Eid-Ul- Fitr With Nigerians

Celebrating Eid-Ul- Fitr With Nigerians

 As Ramadan the holy month of fasting comes to an in the end, Muslims across the globe are celebrating the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr. The event, also known as Meethi Eid or the festival of breaking fast, marks the end of Roza, which is observed for one whole
month during Ramadan.

This year, Eid is expected to begin on May 2, 2022, and end on May 3, 2022. However, the actual date may vary as per the moon sighting. Eid-Ul-Fitr is marked on the first day of Shawwal the month that comes after Ramadan in the Hijri calendar. On Eid, Muslims get together to celebrate by indulging in huge feasts,
congregating for sermons, attending mass prayers at Mosques and thanking Allah for letting the month of Ramadan go smoothly.

We in AljazirahNigeria congratulate all Muslims across the globe and particularly in Nigeria for another glorious moment in their faith which epitomizes sacrifice and deep spiritual reflection. We enjoin them as has been our tradition to be thoughtful and peaceful in their outings so as to eschew rancorous situations likely to cause a breach of security and related situations.

The atmosphere of peace is always a factor necessary for a march towards development and growth. It is more necessary than ever to imbibe elements that could engender armonious living across religions and ethnic groups. It is not in doubt that our nation is blessed with very sound religious inclinations and it is time to exhibit the inherent virtues
proclaimed by our various faiths.

In the spirit of the season, we call on religious leaders in their various sermons now and later to emphasise the urgency for all Nigerians irrespective of their differences to ensure that the vices that have now become our albatross are put behind. With the benefit of retrospection, the nation brims with enormous potential to make it one of the world’s greatest in terms of its economy and living conditions but for the failure to harness these capacities.

In this auspicious moment there is the need for our religious leaders to prove their followership that there is virtue in peaceful living as exemplified in the teachings in our holy books. It would be unwarranted to pretend to live righteously while the very basics
required by our faiths are jettisoned.

Increasingly, there are tendencies suggesting that our country is drifting dangerously towards anarchy in different spheres. While we refuse to join those who are despondent and have given hope on the nation’s sustainability, there is a need for a quick fix so as to stem the tide of our various concerns.

It may not be necessary to itemize the numerous challenges facing us as a people at this point. The issues are well known in the public space. We can however call for more concerted efforts from all Nigerians to clear the Augean stables.

As the most populous black nation, its status must command respectability and enormous goodwill but these may not come if there aren’t urgent steps to make the country a better place.

Once again, we congratulate our brothers in Islam for this worthy spiritual epoch and wish them a blissful period through.

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