As Muslims all over the world celebrate this year’s Maolud Nabiy, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States, Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola Akinola, has charged Muslims in Nigeria to focus more on activities that can engender unity, peace, and Nation-building rather than fueling the ember of discord and disunity as the Nation is going through a moment of trial in her existence.
The Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, in his Sallah message, urged Nigerians to pick salient lessons from the life and times of Prophet Mohammed, show strong will, and commitment to see the country through this trying period and come out stronger as a Nation.
He called on the youths to be civil in demanding their rights, and enjoined them to show understanding with the government, noting that the country had been plunged into serious social and economic problems for over four decades.
While congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the birth of Prophet Mohammed (SAW), an Islamic cleric, Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke, charged Muslim faithfuls across the country to use the occasion to retrace their steps into the culture of moral discipline of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
He said with this, the efforts of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW) to make Islam gets to its quality and standard form for divine clarification through the uprightness of worship and deeds will not be in vain as it will be of immense benefit to the people, particularly in their organizations and professional ethics.
Meanwhile, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has prayed to Allah to bless the soul of the noble Prophet Muhammad, SAW, saying his birth in Mecca on the 12th day of Rabiu Awwal was one of the world’s most significant event.
The Speaker stated this in a news release issued in Ibadan to felicitate with Muslims across the world on this year’s Maolud-Nabiy celebration.
He said the World was never the same again since the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who was one of the descendants of Prophet Ibrahim, the father of faith.
According to the Speaker, Nigerians require a special day like this at the moment to celebrate, rejoice, pray and reflect on the divine message of the Holy Prophet Muhammad following the #ENDSARS protests that rocked the nation to its foundation.
The Birth of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW), which sometimes simply called in
colloquial Arabic, mawlid, is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, which is commemorated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.