Eid El-Fitr: Ooni Felicitates With Muslims

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has felicitated with Muslims all over the world on the successful completion Ramadan fasting, climaxed with the Eid el-Fitr.

The felicitation is in a statement signed by Mr Moses Olafare, the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs on Monday in Ile-Ife.

Ogunwusi cautioned Nigerians against hate speeches and urged the Muslims to emulate Prophet Mohammed, who remains an embodiment of the tenets of Qur’an and principles of Ramadan.

He expressed his displeasure over the sacrilegious attitude of some Muslims, especially those in positions of authority, who during or after Ramadan, refuse to desist from ungodly acts of criminality.

“God is perfect; He made Ramadan the most precious month of the Islamic calendar (Hijri).

“He made it obligatory for the Muslims to fast throughout the month with a view to purifying themselves.

“It is unfortunate that many people, who are supposed to be guided by the tenets of the Holy Qur’an and principles of Ramadan, only observe the fasting for the fun of it,’’ Ooni said.

He emphasised the importance of Ramadan and Eid el-Fitr as periods when Muslims are encouraged to forgive and forget their differences.

“The Holy Qur’an was first revealed during the month of Ramadan, so it is the month of the Qur’an.

“Therefore, disobedience to the teachings of Ramadan is disobedience to the Holy Qur’an.’’

Oba Ogunwusi also prayed for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari from his ill-health.

He also urged Nigerians to always support the government and leaders with their prayers.

“As the Eid el-Fitr symbolises the sharing of love and joy with one another, Nigerians should pray for the government at all levels.

“Our dear President is undergoing medical treatment in the UK, may the Almighty Allah grant him a quick recovery,’’ the monarch prayed.

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