Tuesday, August 10, 2021 5:40 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians and the Muslim world on the New Year 1443 and the commemoration of the migration (Hijra) of Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to Madinah.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, the president urged all citizens to imbibe the lessons of compassion, peace, and support for one another.
“On the occasion of the Islamic New Year, and the commemoration of the Hijrah, I urge Muslims and other citizens to imbibe the lessons of compassion, peace, and support for one another. I wish all Muslims a blessed year,” he said.
President Buhari urged Muslims to reflect on the importance and historic significance of the Hijrah and the overall teachings of the Holy Prophet and follow his examples.
The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs has declared Tuesday as the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram, which marks Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Makkah to Medina in 622 AD.