The Ancient Religion Societies of African Descendants International Council has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to intervene in the crisis between some Muslim faithful and traditionalists over the celebration of Isese festival in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Some Civil Society activists have faulted the protest by the Lagos Muslim community, against Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Commissioner Nominee’s list, considered to have marginalised Muslims.
While Muslim faithful observed the prayer in respective Mosques, Christian faithful of different denominations gathered at First Baptist Church, Maiduguri, for the prayers.
Market surveys conducted by NAN correspondents on Sunday showed the situation is particularly bad in some states.
The appeal followed an attack on Muslims inside Idi Omo Mosque, Ilare, Ile Ife, Osun State Thursday, where four people were seriously injured following a curfew imposed by Oro traditional worshippers.
Maulud is used to mark the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
In his goodwill message to Muslims on the occasion of Maulud to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the President explained that “the prophet became famous for his life of humility, justice and fairness.”
The sighting of the new moon, based on the lunar Hijra Calendar, signifies Islamic new year – 1444 AH.
Atiku, in a statement he personally signed indicated that the purpose of the celebration has a bold reflection on Nigeria, noting that the country “is broken and insecurity has become a daily menace staring all our compatriots in the face”.
The Lawmaker who is representing Lagos Central Senatorial District made the call in a statement titled: “Unity a Bond of Perfection” and personally signed by her Friday, restated that the season is a celebration of the many ways “faith can transcend boundaries and unite us under banners of fellowship and love, which is reflected in the exchange of gifts, alms-giving especially to the less privileged and those in need”.
Religious leaders: Christians and Muslims, have become the latest spectacle of these gangs of death-dealers from the netherworld.
Tinubu in a Sallah message personally signed by him noted that the country presently faces stiff challenges as a nation, saying that the most troubling was the spate of violent attacks on innocent Nigerians.
The General Purpose Committee (GPC) of the organization made the resolution in its 6th meeting held recently at the Ibadan headquarters of MUSWEN.
Buhari spoke in a message to Nigerians and Muslims all over the world released by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu.
The allegation was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Director of the human rights organisation, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.
MURIC said that a Nigerian political space devoid of acrimony and bad blood was needed to encourage better participation that would foster growth.
In a video obtained by The Eagle Online, the prophet stated that any pastor preaching against Islam is demonic
In our country of more than 200 million, and where religion is important to the daily lives of almost all, it is unexceptional to find those of both faiths living in harmony in the same ethnic groups, the same local communities, and even praying in the same family homes.
Governor Sanwo-Olu while rejoicing with Muslims on Eid-el-Kabir celebration urged them to celebrate with caution in the wake of the third wave of coronavirus infections in Nigeria. He also advised them to keep to all the COVID-19 protocols.
This was contrary to the claim by a Kano-based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya, who recently raised concern over the highbrow residential areas along Airport Road.