Eid-el-fitr: Christian Clerics Felicitate with Muslims Over Successful Completion of 30 Days of Ramadan; Urge Remembrance of IDPs, Inmates, Almajirai, Destitute During Festivity
As Muslims round the world celebrate Eid-el-fitr after the site of the new month of Shawwal , which marks the end of Ramadan, Christian scholars round the globe congratulate Muslims & urge them to use lesson learnt during the 30 days of the holy month in promoting peaceful co-existence and Religious Tolerance during the festivity and beyond.
The general overseer of Christ evangelical intercessory fellowship ministry Sabon Tasha –kaduna state north-western Nigerian Pastor Yohanna Buru during an interview with some journalist in kaduna said “Ramadan is one of the pillars upon which Islam is built, whereby Muslims are called upon by Almighty Allah to observe 29 or 30 days of fasting.
While stressing The importance of Alms given, Buru said ,This year’s Ramadan season has recorded huge success in view of the encouraging participation by various Christian organizations during Iftar period to enhance inter-faith activities with other religious believers to strengthening peaceful co-existence.
Pastor Buru said,”we congratulate you for the successful completion of the 30 Days of Ramadan and the prayers and fasting you offer which include some special night prayers for peace and unity in Nigeria,and may Almighty answered your prayers to keep us together in peace and Harmony.
Buru emphasized the importance of remembering the internally Displaced Person IDPs, Destitute, widows, Orphans and Inmates and also the Mentally challenged person during the sallah celebration.
While appealing to wealthy individual, Corporate organization,Government for assisting the needy during the period them with Food stuff,news clothes, shelter in other to immensely enables them celebrate the season with joy and happiness.
Buru pointed out clearly that “As islam and Christianity teaches us to forgive one another,we should also remembered that We are from one family Adam and Eve, worshiping one God; we all believed in paradise and hell, and believed in the holy books which are Bible and Qur’an ,as well as believed in the day of resurrection,therefore we must be our brothers keepers.”
Pastor Buru further that “It is also in response to the good wishes to Christians expressed by Muslim clerics during our holy month of Easter for successful 40 days fasting; so, we are here to wish them same as brothers, Happy sallah and happy eid-el-fitr,
Additionally,The Christian clerics said, the church has gathered some food stuff to be distributed to some Muslims such as the street Beggars, widows, in-mates and orphans at the orphanage homes,in other to immensely reduce the hardship face by many Nigerians, so as to make them happy during the sallah festivity seasons”the Economic hardship is really getting Tougher and Tougher and the masses are finding it extremely difficult to eat food 3 times daily.”
Buru concluded by saying“on behalf of all pastors ,reverend ,evangelist and the entire members of his ministry, wishes Muslims all over the planet “Barka da sallah” and call on parent to watch over movement of their children to avert missing kids during the festivity.”
Meanwhile reverend David Abaya and Evangelist Jonathan appealed to to wealthy individual and philanthropist and Government to donate food to Destitutes,Almajirai and IDps for Allahs Blessing
Also responding Pastor Maxual Sanda and pastor Titus Joshia Ishaku with pastor Joel Zigo urged Drugs enforcement agencies To redouble their effort in the fight against drug abuse and appealed to parents and guardians to avoid their children from interaction with Bad friends
The men of God has warn youth on the dangers of drug abuse ,reckless driving on high-ways during this festivity, and appealing to state government to provide adequate security at any social gathering or parks, in other to over come any form of security threat.
Alaramma Abdulrahman Mohammad Bichi is one of the Islamic scholar in kaduna heart of the Northern City of Nigerian that some christian clerics send SMS and phone call to congratulate him over the successful completion of the holy month,
Bichi expressed satisfaction over the kindly relationship between muslims and Christian in the state adding that “we are really grateful for the kind gesture Christian offer to muslims since from the beginning of the holy month to the end,saying that only God will bless you for all the vital role you play.
Bichi conclude by saying that we appreciate Ecwa church for distributing Tons and hundreds backs of rice and other food stuffs to muslims ummah during the Ramadan and Christ evangelical church for sharing over 500 of take-away Food and drinks to many Muslims.