The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar on Monday told muslims in the country to be God fearing.
The Sultan, in a statement signed by the JNI’s secretary general, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, felicitates with the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria, and the world on the inception of the new Hijrah year 1438 A.H., following the declaration of 3rd October, 2016 as the 1st day of Muharram 1438A.H.
Sultan used the occasion to remind Nigerian Muslims to be God-fearing, remain steadfast and be law abiding at all times.
“Nigerian Muslims are urged to fast the 9th and 10th of Muharram, known as Tasu’a and ‘Ashoora fastings which the Prophet (SAW) strongly recommends us to fast them respectively, i.e (Tuesday, 11th and Wednesday, 12th October, 2016).
“Hence, the Muslim Ummah is called upon to fast these days and to, as usual pray fervently for Allah’s intervention over all challenges bedeviling the nation. And to pray also for rapid development, peace and security in Nigeria,” the statement read.