Eid: Be generous to the poor as you celebrate, Tinubu counsels Muslims
By Timothy Agbor
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has felicitated Muslim faithful on this year’s Eid-el-Kabir with a charge on them to reach out to the poor, and vulnerable among them.
In his Sallah message on Monday, the former Governor of Lagos State called on Islamic faithful to adhere more to Allah’s commands in order for the nation to overcome its challenges.
Tinubu tasked faithful to pray for peace and unity in Nigeria and should not forget to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and other political leaders do that they can be and surmount challenges confronting the country.
He said, “On this occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, I extend warmest greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world. We give utmost gratitude to Almighty Allah SWT for His munificent blessings and abiding love for all mankind.
“As we celebrate let us never forget the reason for Eid-el- Kabir. We commemorate an act of complete faith in Allah and His instructions unto us. Thus, let celebrate but may we also dedicate ourselves to greater adherence and obedience to the compassionate and spiritually nourishing commands of Almighty Allah.
“Celebrate yes, but let us not forget the poor and vulnerable among us. Reach out to give solace and succour to those unable to help themselves. Show brotherly concern and compassion to all. To be a good Muslim is to be a caring and generous human being. The challenges that we face as a nation call upon us to adhere even more closely to Allah’s commands so that we may overcome these challenges and continue to build the just and prosperous society destined for us.
“This Eid, we must, therefore, beseech Almighty Allah to protect the weak, feed the poor and give us the courage and wisdom to subdue and defeat those who would do violence and destruction to the innocent.
“We pray for our gallant soldiers and other security agents confronting these agents of evil people. we pray for the unity and stability of this country. Let us also remember President Muhammadu Buhari, our governors and other leaders in our prayers so that they can continue to confront and surmount the challenges facing this country so that together we can enjoy the benefits of a better Nigeria. Once again, I wish Muslims and indeed all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir.”
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