By Olawale Asake/ Oluwakayode Banjo

As Muslims all over the World celebrate Hijrah 1446, a Member representing Ibadan NorthWest/Southwest in the House of Representatives, Mr Adedeji Olajide, has called on them to use the occasion to pray, reflect and ensure they maintain the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

The celebration marks the beginning of migration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina many years ago and is observed with prayers, lectures, and other Islamic activities across the country.

In a message to Muslim faithful in Oyo State, Mr. Olajide urged them to emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad and strive for a more harmonious and peaceful society.

He highlighted the significance of Hijira, emphasizing that it symbolizes perseverance, compassion, and forgiveness.

The Lawmaker urged the Muslims to use the Day to reflect on their lives, seek forgiveness, and renew their commitment to their faith.

The Chairman, House committee on Digital and Information Technology, appealed that the occasion should serve as a testament to the resilience and devotion of Muslims to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and the values of compassion, justice and peaceful co-existence with others in the society.

Also, Senator Sharafadeen Alli (APC-Oyo South) has extended heartfelt felicitations to Muslims across Oyo South and beyond on the occasion of the new Islamic Calendar, Hijrah 1446 AH.

This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Akeem Abas and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan.

Hijrah, the new Islamic Calendar commemorates the migration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.

Senator Alli expressed joy in joining the Muslim community to mark this significant event which symbolises the beginning of the Islamic New Year.

The lawmaker urged Muslims to see the occasion as a time for reflection, renewal, and spiritual growth.

He urged Muslims to use this occasion to strengthen their faith, engage in acts of kindness as well as promote peace and unity within their communities.

“The principles of Hijrah, which include perseverance, sacrifice, and commitment to righteousness, remain relevant in today’s world and should guide the actions of every Muslim,” he said.

Senator Alli called on Muslims to pray for the continued peace, stability, and prosperity of Nigeria.

He stressed the need for unity and understanding among the diverse religious as well as ethnic groups in the country, saying such harmony was crucial for national development.

The lawmaker reassured constituents of his commitment to fostering an inclusive society where everyone can thrive regardless of their religious beliefs.

Senator Alli lauded the resilience and contributions of the Muslim community in Oyo South and across Nigeria.

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