As Nigerians join Muslims around the world to celebrate the Eid el Kabir, the Maye of Yoruba land and distinguished philanthropist, His Royal Eminence, Dr Abdulrahaman Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin has joined other world leaders to felicitate the festival calling on the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country even as it continues to battle the challenges of insecurity and economic hardship.
In a statement released from his palatial Maye Castle of Peace over the weekend, the Maye also advised Muslims across the country to promote and spread love among fellow Nigerians in order to consolidate the nation’s unity adding that religion should be used as a means to advance love among the people.
While congratulating Nigerians, Adedoyin enjoined all to ensure that “we truly imbibe the virtues of Prophet Ibrahim, who, in obedience to God’s directive, sacrificed his only son.”
“Beyond the sacrifice, we should also not relent in praying for peace, unity and religious tolerance, which are essential to sustaining the glory of our dear nation” he said
He encouraged Muslims to practice the virtue of Islam as professed by Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
The philanthropist also appealed to the citizens to remember and assist the hurting, particularly, the sick, aged and victims of unfortunate violent attacks and natural disasters that have ravaged the nation.
”Eid-el- Kabir symbolises sacrifice, discipline, faith, the spirit of give and take, love of God and love for our neighbours, obedience to and total submission to God our creator.
”In light of this, I use this opportunity to appeal to all Nigerians, not only Muslims to imbibe the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir,” Adedoyin said.
He therefore, wished all Nigerians a peaceful and pleasant celebration.
The Eid-el-Kabir celebration holds Tuesday and Wednesday, which were earlier declared as public holidays.