Nigeria: Eid-El-Kabir: The Emir of Ilorin preaches unity and cautions against idolatry
By Ahmed Hadizat
Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, Chairman of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Ilorin, has urged Ilorin Emirate residents to abstain from doing anything that is contrary to Islamic customs and practices.
In his Sallah message, the Emir issued the warning shortly after the two-Rakat prayer for the 2023 Eid-El-Kabir celebrations led by Alhaji Abdullahi Abdulhamid, the Imam Imale of Ilorin.
The Emir stated in his message that there should be no idolatry events held within the Ilorin Emirate. He also emphasized that those planning such events should think about other locations that are far away from the Ilorin Emirate.
He expressed, “Assembling at the Eid supplicating ground is to go along with me in performing strict commitments of saying thanks to All-powerful Allah for His various gifts on us and nothing that is against Islamic direction ought to be connected to it.”
In his written address, the Emir thanked Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Governor of Kwara State, for ensuring that the state’s peace and tranquility continued to thrive. He also urged the people to maintain their security awareness by remaining vigilant at all times.
“I thank Almighty Allah for increasing mutual understanding, the spirit of cooperation, and love among our people, especially among our leaders,” the monarch declared. I also thanked each Head security agent for diligently carrying out their official duties.
“I thank individuals of my Emirate for keeping up with the customary tranquil conjunction and congruity for which Ilorin Emirate is special and presumed. I’m utilizing this valuable chance to engage all Muslim dedicated to support their strict commitments of living respectively in harmony and amicability with individual people.
“They should not be involved in any action that can cause members of society to be disunited.”
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari notwithstanding, petitioned God for the spirits of the dead and assaulted Allah to concede them Al-Jannat ul Firdaus
He, consequently, wished the individuals who have ventured out to play out the current year’s sacred journey venture benevolent actions and cheerful re-visitations of their separate homes, saying: ” All of us merit the Eid-El-Kabir blessings.
Muslims in their millions crowded Eid asking grounds on Wednesday for the Eid-ul-Adha petitions, with Lead representative AbdulRazaq encouraging them to be their sibling’s managers and work for the solidarity and advancement of the country.
The governor and a number of other dignitaries gathered at the central praying ground in Ilorin, the capital, for the prayers, which were led by Imam Imale.
He stated, ” We should initially celebrate All-powerful Allah for permitting us to observe another Eid. Those that went to Hajj, we implore Allah to bring them back securely. Our solidarity lies in our solidarity, and we ought to augment such solidarity and harmony that we appreciate to carry greater improvement to our express,” the lead representative told correspondents uninvolved of the Eid.
“Our fundamental message is for harmony and peacefulness. We should be our siblings’ managers. In this nation, we are all hopeful of greater things.
In his company were a few dignitaries, legislators, and top government authorities, including Place of Delegates individuals Hon. Ahmed Yinka Aluko, Mukhtar Shagaya, and Prof Raheem Adaramaja, and Alhaji Jiddah Abdulrazaq, among a few others.