President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday congratulated Nigerians as well as the Muslim world, on the New Year 1443 and the commemoration of the migration (Hijra) of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wassalam) from Makkah to Madinah.
He said, “On the occasion of the New Islamic 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.”
The president in a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu further 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.
As directed by the presidency of Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Tuesday, which is the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram, marks Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Makkah to Medina in 622 AD.