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Eid-el-Maulud: Etsu Nupe calls for tolerance, peaceful coexistence

The traditional ruler encouraged Muslim clerics to preach love, stressing that the Maulud celebration should be an occasion for sober reflection.

• October 10, 2022
Etsu Nupe, Yahya Abubakar

Yahya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, has called on Muslims to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtues of love, tolerance and compassion as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad.

Etsu Nupe made the call on Monday at his Wadata Palace, Bida, during the Maulud celebration.

Mr Abubakar encouraged Muslim clerics to preach love, stressing that the Maulud celebration should be an occasion for sober reflection and a reminder that Muslims should be good ambassadors of Islam.

He said it was not just enough to be a Muslim, “but you must also have a fear of Allah and behave in the most acceptable manner to your fellow human beings.”

Mr Abubakar urged Nigerians to continue to be tolerant and live in peace with one another, irrespective of religious, cultural and ethnic differences.

He said sustained prayers would enable the nation to overcome the devilish acts threatening its peaceful coexistence.

Etsu Nupe called on Muslims to be prayerful, saying that prayer was key to overcoming any situation they found themselves in.

The royal father urged Muslims to shun acts capable of tarnishing the image of Islam.

The traditional ruler also urged clerics to use the occasion to pray for the success of the 2023 general elections.


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