…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Former Vice President and current presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the year 2023, Atiku Abubakar, has sent his warm congratulations to Muslims in Nigeria and around the world on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
In an official statement released by his media office on Tuesday, Atiku Abubakar not only extended his heartfelt greetings but also emphasized the importance of drawing lessons of forbearance from the sacrifice of the Holy Prophet Ibrahim.
The Significance of the Festival: Learning Patience with God
Atiku Abubakar emphasized the profound significance of the Eid-el-Kabir festival, highlighting the value of patience with God in the lives of human beings, particularly for Muslims.
He urged Muslims in Nigeria to reflect upon the lessons of patience and resilience demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim, underscoring the need to imbibe these qualities in their daily lives.
Following the Footsteps of the Prophets: Kindness and Generosity
In his message, Atiku Abubakar also reminded Muslims of their obligation to follow the noble examples set by Prophets Ibrahim (AS) and Mohammed (SAW).
He encouraged Muslims to embrace kindness and generosity, just as the prophets did throughout their lives.
Atiku Abubakar emphasized the importance of treating everyone with respect and compassion, as exemplified by the scriptures of all prophets of Allah.
Praying for Nigeria: Seeking Peace, Harmony, and Prosperity
Atiku Abubakar urged Muslims in Nigeria to offer prayers for the nation at various Eid prayer grounds.
He stressed that Nigeria is in great need of prayers at this time.
Expressing his concern for the country’s well-being, he called upon God to bestow His blessings upon Nigeria and guide the nation towards a future of peace, harmony, and prosperity.
A Call for Moderation and Compassion: Sharing the Joy with the Needy
Concluding his message, Atiku Abubakar urged Muslims to exercise moderation in their celebration of Eid.
He encouraged those who are financially capable to share their joy and blessings with the less privileged.
By doing so, he emphasized the importance of demonstrating compassion and empathy, extending the spirit of the festival beyond personal festivities and towards helping those in need.
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