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Muslim Cleric Lauds Gov. Fubara, Harps On Importance Of Sallah. By Chukwudi Ejimofor, P. H

 

The assistant Iman of 1st Port Harcourt Central Mosque, Victoria Street, Port Harcourt, Mallam Isa Daura has lauded the peaceful dispositions in Rivers State and the developmental stride of Governor Siminilayi Fubara.

In an exclusive interview with Summitnews at the sideline of their Sallah celebration at First Port Harcourt Central Mosque, Victoria Street Port Harcourt, Mallam Daura who spoke through Aminu Mukhtar expressed their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the past and the incumbent Rivers State governors for their cordial relationship and friendliness to none indigenes in Rivers State.

He said “Our massage is basically to thank the government and people of Rivers State. In Rivers state we are leaving peacefully, no harassment or killing of Muslims or Christians. They receive Muslims cordially. We have to thank the incumbent Rivers State governor, Siminailayi Fubara and the past governors, they have tried to maintain peace in the state. And Governor Siminailayi Fubara has sponsored many Muslims to Saudi Arabia, of course our Iman, Idris Adamu is a beneficiary”.

Mallam Isa Daura stressed further “at the 1st Central Mosque Victoria Street where we are, the roads are tarred with street lights. Everywhere is illuminated, which reduced crime in the area. We are sending our profound gratitude and appreciation to Governor Siminilaye Fubara, we say thank you very much sir. We preach to our people, anywhere they see a good man they should follow him. We are praying and working for his second tenor in office as the governor of Rivers State.”

On the significance of Sallah to Muslims, he said “Sallah to Muslims brings peace and its compulsory for every Muslim to be part of it. The day of Sallah all Muslims from various villages and town come together to pray. Sallah brings peace for Muslim also to stay together with none Muslim everywhere. After the prayer everybody go round and felicitate with neighbours. The day of Sallah all Muslims are very happy”. He posited.

He Admonished Nigerians to seek the face of God in every situation they find themselves.

“Anytime you find yourself in difficult situation all you need to do is to go back to God in prayers and ask for His forgiveness. Christians are also praying as they go to church they are also praying. Christians and Muslims are pressuring one target. So, prayer is the key to Nigeria problems. God is testing Nigerians if they are with Him. It’s unheard that Muslims will go to Mosque and kill their fellow Muslims. Very soon we are going to achieve it better, because if you calculate recently, the crisis are reducing. If Nigerians join together in prayers, terrorism will stop.” he emphasized.

On the essence of slaughtering Ram during the Sallah, Mallam Daura said “Usually it’s the Iman that leads the prayers on the day of Sallah; Muslims pray for everybody, pray for the town, state, the nation and for the whole world especially in this difficult period.

Immediately after the prayers, the Iman has to go and slaughter the Ram before any Muslim will go and slaughter his Ram. Slaughtering of the Ram is one of the obligations in Islam”.

When one slaughters his Ram, he should share the uncooked part to those who are not able to slaughter any Ram. After cooking food with the Ram, he will share the food to everybody. On the day of Sallah the Rich and the Poor are almost the same, stressing in Islam, we are our brothers keepers. When I have and my neighbour don’t have, I have to provide for him. When many of those that have contribute for those that have not, they will have. Before the day of the Sallah those that have will be contributing, on the Sallah day they will share it to those that don’t have”.

On how the present hash economic conditions facing the country has affected the Sallah celebration, the assistant lman said “This years Sallah celebration is different from previous ones because of the hardship, but we have to thank God because we achieved about 80% of how Sallah is celebrating. Nigeria problem is huge, it affects everybody Muslim and none Muslim, the Rich or the Poor. But each and every religion are trying their own best. Those that engage in this killings in Nigeria are not normal human beings. The only thing we can do is to pray.”

“In Islam anytime you find yourself in difficult situation all you have to do is to go back to God pray and ask him for forgiveness. Christians are also praying as they go to church. Christians and Muslims are pressuring one target. So, prayer is the key to Nigeria problem. God is testing Nigerians if they are with him. It’s unheard that fellow Muslims will go to Mosque and kill their fellow Muslims. Very soon we are going to achieve better, because if you calculate recently, the crisis is reducing. If Nigerians join together the terrorism will stop” Alhaji Daura concluded.

 

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