Hijrah 1442 AH: Oyo Governor felicitates Muslims, Calls for peaceful coexistence

Oyo Governor felicitates Muslims, Calls for peaceful coexistence

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Engr Seyi Makinde

The elected governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde felicitates muslims faithful in the state as he calls for peaceful coexistence.

Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has felicitated Muslim faithful in the state on account of the New Year Hijrah 1442 AH, which begins Friday, 21st-August-2020.

He wished Muslims in the state, Nigeria, and across the world a new year filled with blessings and benevolence of the Almighty Allah.

The felicitation by Makinde came on the heels of the acceptance of Friday, August 21st as the first day of Muharram 1442 AH by the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar (CFR), following a recommendation by the National Moon Sighting Committee of the NSCIA.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Governor Makinde congratulated the Muslim Ummah in the state on the opportunity to witness a new Islamic year and urged them not to relent in praying for the state and the country.

The governor, who stated that Hijrah began when the Holy Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Madinah, enjoined Muslims to continue to demonstrate good neighborliness, love, and dedication to the state.

He encouraged Muslims in the state to follow lessons taught by Prophet Muhammad following his migration to Madinah and urged them to work deliberately to ensure peaceful coexistence at all times.

According to him, the essence of Hijrah is that it is a process of transfer to a better situation and a search for an environment more favorable to continuous and constructive effort.

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