Is­lamic sect re­cites Qur’an, prays for peace, se­cu­rity

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The fol­low­ers of Jam’iyy­atu An­sarid­deen At­ti­janiyya (JAA) Is­lamic Re­li­gious Sect, have re­cited the Holy Quar’an 313 times and prayed for peace, se­cu­rity and suc­cess­ful con­duct of the gen­eral elec­tions in the coun­try.

The News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) re­ports that the recita­tion and prayers were con­ducted at the first Nige­ria, World Maulud An­niver­sary in Hon­our of the Holy Prophet Muham­mad (SAW), or­ga­nized by the sect in Birnin Kebbi.

The Pres­i­dent of the sect, Sheikh Ah­mad Ibrahim, said the aim of the an­niver­sary was to demon­strate to hu­man be­ings the virtue of Prophet Muham­mad (SAW) as so­lu­tion to hu­man chal­lenges.

The pres­i­dent, who was rep­re­sented by his Vice, Sheikh Mahi Ibrahim, said it was nec­es­sary hu­man be­ings em­u­lated the prophet’s char­ac­ter of love, kind­ness, com­pas­sion, le­niency, broth­er­li­ness and tol­er­ance to one an­other.

“We must em­u­late the prophet char­ac­ter of love, kind­ness, com­pas­sion, le­niency, broth­er­li­ness and tol­er­ance to­wards one an­other,” he said.

Ibrahim com­mended Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari and Gov. Atiku Bagudu for their con­sent in host­ing the an­niver­sary in Nige­ria and Kebbi in par­tic­u­lar.

The Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and At­tor­ney Gen­eral of the Fed­er­a­tion, Al­haji Abubakar Chika, re­minded the gath­er­ing that the peace wit­nessed in the coun­try was due to Pres­i­dent Buhari ‘s com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing peace and de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try.

“If you could re­mem­ber, three to four years back you could not hold such a mam­moth gath­er­ing of thou­sands of peo­ple like this in peace.

“Even the se­cu­rity agen­cies would not al­low you to hold such gath­er­ing for fear of the un­fore­seen and just to pro­tect your lives and prop­er­ties but now you are all here all the way from var­i­ous coun­tries of the West Africa,” Chika said.

Ear­lier, Gov. Bagudu com­mended the lead­ers of the sect for hold­ing the gath­er­ing in the state.

“We are happy for this gath­er­ing as the first of its kind.

“This West African or world gath­er­ing of an Is­lamic sect of JAA in this coun­try is a tes­ti­mony that Nige­ria is blessed with Pres­i­dent Buhari who loves and sup­ports our peo­ple ir­re­spec­tive of where you come from or re­li­gion you up­hold,” he said.

He com­mend the mem­bers of the sect for pray­ing for peace and se­cu­rity in the na­tion, ahead of Fe­bru­ary gen­eral elec­tions.

NAN re­ports that the Maulid al-Nabi al-Sharif is the ob­ser­vance of the birth­day of Is­lamic prophet Muham­mad which is com­mem­o­rated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Is­lamic cal­en­dar. (NAN)

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