As Nigerian Muslims join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, the immediate past ALGON chairman in Oyo State and House of Representatives hopeful, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye (MDII), has urged Muslim ummah to carry on with the principles and teachings of the holy month of Ramadan which are perseverance, sacrifice, love, peace, kindness, compassion and peaceful co-existence.
In a Eid-el-Fitri message made available to journalists, on Sunday, Abass-Aleshinloye congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan.
“It is only when the principles of the season are sustained beyond Ramadan that the fasting period can be given its true meaning.
“During Ramadan, which is one of the important pillars of Islam,we were obliged to fast,shun evil actions, speak right and show love to one another.
“Above all,we should not draw back in our devotion to Allah,which is the ultimate of our faith,”he said.
The House of Representatives hopeful urged Muslims in the country to use the celebration of Eid-el-Fitri to reflect on their spiritual life as individuals and how they can contribute more meaningfully towards the unity and progress of Nigeria.
“Praying that Allah accepts all our supplications, sacrifices and other good deeds during the month of Ramadan as an act of ibadah,” he said.
The ex-ALGON boss prayed the Almighty Allah to intervene in the affairs of Nigeria, given the many challenges facing the country, and wished the muslim communities a happy Eid-el-Fitri celebration.