Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday congratulated the Muslim community especially in Kwara State on the dawn of a new Islamic (calendar) year 1442 AH, praying the God Almighty to let the year bring ease and an end to the siege imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the apex umbrella body for Muslims in the country, has declared Friday August 21st the first day of Muharram 1442 AH — a commemoration of the official migration of Prophet Muhammad and the nascent Muslim community from Makkah to Madinah.
“The Governor felicitates with the entire Muslim ummah on the dawn of another Hijrah Year. The Higra calls for thanksgiving and sober reflection. The Hijrah represents and teaches many things to the world: a certainty that ease always comes after every hardship, a need for patience in time of hardship, and a religious obligation for every believer to always strive to be a better version of themselves,” according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.
“As we commemorate another Hijrah Year amid a pandemic, it is important for everyone to bear in mind that this hardship would not last forever. Humanity will win. However, everybody is urged to be patient and cooperative with the governments on various measures put in place to flatten the curve of transmission. The Governor prays Allah to bring ease to our world, heal those who are down with the virus, and comfort every family that has lost their loved ones to the disease.”