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Muslims faithful celebrate Eid-ul-Maulud

Muslims all over the world mark Eid-ul-Mawlid, the commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), but not many understand the significance and why Muslims celebrate the Day.

The Federal Government declared Wednesday, September 27, 2023, to mark the celebration of Eid-ul-Maulud.

Eid-ul-Maulud, an observation of the day when the Islamic prophet Muhammad is reported to have been born, is commemorated in Rabi’ al-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. 

It is commonly considered by Muslims to be 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal.

Kaduna State

Eid-el-Maulud was celebrated in Zazzau emirates with a spectacular durbar.

The Emir of Zazzau Mal Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli took turns to display the culture and tradition of the emirate with a colorful durbar procession.

Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, urges Muslims to pray fervently to Almighty Allah for peace and progress in Nigeria and Kaduna State in particular during Eid-el Maulud celebration.

The governor facilitated the Muslim Faithful on the celebration, wished them a peaceful and accident-free celebration.

Lagos State

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, congratulated Muslims as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Maulud, which marks the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The governor implored Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, to continue on the path of love, peace, unity, harmony, and tolerance in line with the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, also called on Muslims to work with other religious denominations for peace and sustainable growth and development in Lagos State.

Reporting by Aminu Dalhatu, Barnabas Hunjo; Editing by Daniel Adejo